23rd May 2017

Mourning dove is a first for Shetland

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The mourning dove which “just appeared” in Austin Taylor’s garden for about five minutes at about noon on Saturday and then stayed around Murrayston for a while. Austin said: “I think it should probably be on the other side of the Atlantic. [It] caused a bit of a stir anyway.” Photo: Austin Taylor

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Birdwatchers headed for Lerwick as fast as they could on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the mega rare North American mourning dove found by Austin Taylor – a first Shetland record and a fifth for Britain. Photo: Jim Nicolson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birdwatchers headed for Lerwick as fast as they could on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the mega rare North American mourning dove found by Austin Taylor – a first Shetland record and a fifth for Britain.

The dove which “just appeared” in Austin’s garden for about five minutes at about noon on Saturday stayed around Murrayston for a while. Austin said: “I think it should probably be on the other side of the Atlantic. [It] caused a bit of a stir anyway.”

2 comments

  1. Kelly Stewart

    Must have flown in to warm up !!! It’s been very cold here in Arizona. Happy New Year Shetlanders !!!

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  2. iantinkler

    Not just a Morning Dove (mourning dove, they never could spell in the USA), a tad of garlic and they are OK in the afternoon also!! Happy new year to all, especially those with no sense of humour!!

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