For starters, our local bird rehabilitators came into possession of a large fledgling White-winged Dove right at the beginning of June. It came to them through a vet clinic. When queried, the vet reported that the person who brought in the bird had found it walking around in Daffin Park in mid-town Savannah.
Through the years, Steve Wagner has occasionally reported a White-winged Dove visiting his yard in nearby Ardsley Park. Could this be a first breeding record for the state?? Wish we had more info!
|Fledgling white-winged dove found in Daffin Park, Savannah 6/2/15|
I happened to catch the birds when they were trading off the incubation duties.
|"You can take over...I'm getting hungry!"|
|Settling in for the long sit!|
|American Redstart male was singing loudly.|
I went down 15th Street, the street by the Breakfast Club, and about 2/3 of the way down found one Gray Kingbird perched on the wire. It was right near a power pole with lots of added electrical hardware. As I watched, it flew off and then flew to a nearby palm tree. When I checked, I found the second Gray Kingbird settled onto the nest. Hooray!
|Gray Kingbird in its high tech location.|
|Palm tree where the nest is.|
|Gray Kingbird on the nest|
|Fine dining, Tybee style, for a Gray Kingbird|