Rock Dove Visits

I first spotted this beautiful Rock Dove right at one of my bird baths. This is the first time that I have ever seen this species in my backyard, and it was quite a treat.

Rock Dove At Bath
Here is another view of the Rock Dove. This view reveals something unique, being the main reason for posting it. The next picture revealsĀ it.

You will notice in this cropped picture (although having a distracting glare) an arrow focuses on an identification band. Unfortunately, no ID number is visible.
Rock Dove Showing Band Closeup
But this does give evidence of some researchers tracking this particular dove.

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