Eurasian Collared-Doves Lifting Spirits In White Rock

Eurasian Collared-Doves visit a residence in White Rock Wednesday afternoon and lift spirits all over the county. During the 20th century, this pale dove expanded its range spectacularly from the Middle East all the way across Europe. Introduced accidentally into the Bahamas in 1974, it soon spread to the Florida mainland. Its expansion westward and northward from there since the 1980s has been remarkable, and the species is now common to abundant across much of North America, as far northwest as Oregon and Washington. Source: Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs