Ordinarily, I observe Eurasian collared-dove in a more urban environment. They seem to be attracted to man-made structures. I frequently find them on power lines and in parking lots, for instance.
This observation was unusual (in my experience anyways) because the doves were found in a grove of trees in the middle of a park.
We passed by this same location again later that day on our return trip. As we approached, we noticed a Cooper’s Hawk swoop down into the midst of these doves. The doves were too quick and scattered to the wind. The hawk came away from the encounter empty handed.
|Date||–||Oct 16, 2011|
|Time of Day||–||Noon|
|Type of Behavior||–||Congregating|