Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New bird species for hills: Common Ground-Dove

A male (see photo) was singing this morning at the Powder Canyon trailhead. This bird is a very localized resident in southern California, maintaining a small population in our area along the lower San Gabriel River. Has anyone had this bird at their feeder? They are tiny doves, just a little bigger than sparrows.

1 comment:

OCDQ said...

The ground doves abound in Powder Canyon particularly in the restoration area along the dirt road to the parking area. Other sightings are frequent along Powder Canyon trail.