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Wild band-tailed pigeons in a local backyard. Where did they come from?

Band-tailed pigeons on backyard feeder. Photo by Herman Koberle, Pleasanton, Calif.
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Dear Gary:
We have lived in Pleasanton, in this house, for 28 years and it was 2 months ago that these band-tailed pigeons showed up. We have had bird feeders up for most of that time. Are they new to this area? I have talked to neighbors and people from different areas and no one has seen them or knows where they roost. Any ideas?

We have counted as many as 15 in our backyard.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
Under: Band-tailed pigeons, Hunting, Pigeons, Rock dove | 7 Comments »