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Dove on the sunflowers… looking good #8362461 08/25/21 01:03 AM
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Went and checked out my sunflower field today. I only saw about 75 to 100 sitting in the trees and very few in the field when I drove around the 10 acre field about 515. Was thinking they were not coming into the field very good. Sat and watched from 5:30 to 5:45 and watched wave after wave coming in. Got me pretty excited. Interesting, they were not landing in my shredded strips very much. Most were just landing in the standing sunflowers. Many landing on top of the actual sunflowers. I probably only shredded 10 to 15% of the field because I had so many seeds in my eyes in 40 minutes time shredding, probably going to shred a little more before the season starts. We really don’t have many dove in our area, I was pretty shocked this project is working that good so far. Granted I understand they could still leave before the season starts. But they look pretty fat and happy. Going to try to not hunt them very often(1-2 to times per week) with Max six shooters because I don’t think they have many reinforcements coming until we get some migration…In late September or October. And we didn’t get much of that the last three years. Five years ago I would’ve felt good about more new birds coming in every week. Now, not so much.

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Re: Dove on the sunflowers… looking good [Re: shalor] #8362712 08/25/21 11:35 AM
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Re: Dove on the sunflowers… looking good [Re: shalor] #8362714 08/25/21 11:38 AM
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Morning dove like to land and feed on the ground...Whitewing (WW) dove will land on the sunflower heads and/or land on the ground to feed....but I have seen many, many WW prefer to land directly on the head of the sunflower and pick out the seeds...

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Well, I didn’t know a mourning dove would land straight on top of a sunflower but I witnessed it with my own eyes. And these were definitely not white wings. Most of them landed on the ground, but some of them were definitely landing on the sunflowers.

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Originally Posted by shalor
Well, I didn’t know a mourning dove would land straight on top of a sunflower but I witnessed it with my own eyes. And these were definitely not white wings. Most of them landed on the ground, but some of them were definitely landing on the sunflowers.


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Was this in Northern Alabama ???

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Originally Posted by shalor
Well, I didn’t know a mourning dove would land straight on top of a sunflower but I witnessed it with my own eyes. And these were definitely not white wings. Most of them landed on the ground, but some of them were definitely landing on the sunflowers.

I’ve seen dove land on top of the large commercial sunflowers in a field outside of Anson.

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Re: Dove on the sunflowers… looking good [Re: shalor] #8365028 08/27/21 02:09 AM
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This is in Central Texas.

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