Band-Tailed Pigeons at Santa Barbara
Band-tailed Pigeons at Santa Barbara
On September 18, two of these handsome birds alighted on a lilac bush in our garden. They were quite tame, allowing me to approach within a few feet; thus I had an admirable chance to identify them as the above named. As they did not attempt to feed during their short stay, it is my supposition they were migrating, and had stopped over to rest. This is the first time I have seen Columba fasciata in this County.
Santa Barbara, California