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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:08 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Who?

It's Quebec's official bird.

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The National Assembly adopted the snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca) as Quebec’s official bird in 1987. Unlike other owls, the snowy owl isn’t exclusively nocturnal. It hunts both day and night, surviving mainly on lemmings. Quebec decided to select the snowy owl as a symbol of the province’s support for wildlife protection.



http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/games/teac ... quebec.asp

Oh nvm. :roll: And it's woot.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:33 am
 


Delwin wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
Who?

It's Quebec's official bird.

Oh nvm. :roll: And it's woot.


Sorry, my Owl has an English accent. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:18 pm
 


Put out a plate of poutine and you'll know where he comes from. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:58 am
 


Speaking of Owls, I just re-watched this documentary, and forgot how amazing it was!



http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/owl-power/11628/

If you are in the US, or have a simple proxy that makes it look like you do [angel] you can watch it online. Highly recommended!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:58 pm
 


How cool is this, I was awakened this morning by the cooing of a Mourning Dove sitting in a Fir tree about 100' away from my bedroom window. I've heard it off and on all day, hopefully it will decide to build it's nest there. Pics to, hopefully, follow.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:33 pm
 


Cool Hyack. Hopefully you can get some pics.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:32 am
 


Hyack wrote:
How cool is this, I was awakened this morning by the cooing of a Mourning Dove sitting in a Fir tree about 100' away from my bedroom window. I've heard it off and on all day, hopefully it will decide to build it's nest there. Pics to, hopefully, follow.

You made me Google. They are pretty. :D
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:40 am
 


Mourning doves are all over the place, here along with Cardinals, Robins, Red Wing Black Birds, an Eastern species of Chickadee and various other LBJs (little brown jobs, like Sparrows, etc.)

The rare one that knocked my socks off was the Baltimore Oriole that came to bathe under our veg garden sprinkler during a dry spell, last summer. They are spectacularly beautiful and mostly gone.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Baltimore_Oriole/id


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:39 pm
 


This was the first Mourning Dove I can remember ever around the Lower Mainland. From what I can make out this is the northernmost habitat for them. Unfortunately I haven't heard it since yesterday evening.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:56 pm
 


Species are moving around as the climate changes. My veterinarian uncle made note of the first Cardinals that they had seen in the Niagara region just post-war. I was in Ottawa when they saw their first one there in the 1970s. Now, they don't even leave and they continue to match North. I'm thinking that your Mourning Doves may be experiencing something similar.

I'll let you know when I see the first flamingo in the St.Lawrence River.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:58 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
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It's Quebec's official bird.


Non, non! Quebec's official bird goes "qui" not "Who"


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:30 pm
 


Hyack wrote:
This was the first Mourning Dove I can remember ever around the Lower Mainland. From what I can make out this is the northernmost habitat for them. Unfortunately I haven't heard it since yesterday evening.

Plenty of them here in Québec City... the French name, "tourterelle triste" translates to "sad dove". I saw a lot of them where I lived before, but not here. Must be because of the very larger murder of crows that patrols the university grounds.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:44 pm
 


Jabberwalker wrote:

I'll let you know when I see the first flamingo in the St.Lawrence River.


I'll await their arrival with bated breath. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:58 pm
 


Finally managed to get a couple pics of the Mourning Dove.....

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 9:22 am
 


Hyack wrote:
Finally managed to get a couple pics of the Mourning Dove.....

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When our magpies finally moved over to the neighbors because dog food, we started getting these medium smallish black birds. Some are black and some are shiny black and blue. They liked it here and I think we have around eleventeen hundred of them now, and some Robins. Cats still rule. [B-o]


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