It’s the first day of the City Nature Challenge!

This weekend, try to observe as many wild plants and animals in your neighborhood as you can, especially in urban areas.

Here are some #birds I spotted on a late afternoon walk today, including a sparrow, one of many many finches, two doves, and what I think might be two blackbirds (yes, including the gray one).

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House Sparrow on iNaturalist
Eurasian Collared-Dove (on post) on iNaturalist
Eurasian Collared-Dove (on cable) On iNaturalist
Brewer’s Blackbird (on post) on iNaturalist
Brewer’s Blackbird (on cable) on iNaturalist

Was going to run to the store after work before curfew hit. Stores were already …

Was going to run to the store after work before curfew hit. Stores were already closed. Came back, got out of the car & saw, I kid you not, a mourning dove on a wire and a red-tailed hawk circling behind it.

Hard to tell on the phone resolution, but damn, you can’t make this shit up.

Was going to run to the store after work before curfew hit. Stores were already ...

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A dove spotted this morning.

A dove spotted this morning. I just walked around the neighborhood and most of the birds I spotted were on cables like this.

Might be a mourning dove, turtle dove, or collared dove. If you happen to know, feel free to chime in at #iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/40535563

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White bird on cables

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My 1000th observation posted to iNaturalist!

My 1000th observation posted to #iNaturalist!

Normally I have to take photos of doves with a zoom lens, but this one was just calmly sitting in a tree, making its “Ooh-Ooh” call. It didn’t even fly off when I walked around the tree to get a better angle with my phone.

Most likely a Eurasian Collared Dove, one of several types I’ve seen around the Los Angeles area.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32186561

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Literally confusing hawks and doves.

Pigeon on a spiky tree branch surrounded by leaves.

Pigeon on a spiky tree branch surrounded by leaves.

Usually #iNaturalist’s AI is pretty good at narrowing down to a genus, but sometimes it can get confused. Like this #pigeon sitting on a silk floss tree branch. It was “pretty sure” it was a *hawk*.

Um, nope!

I can sort of see that with the first image, but the second one makes it blindingly obvious!

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30408488

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@KelsonV I just realized it’s literally confusing hawks and doves.

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