A State Record in 2010

When I saw this dove in my backyard, I knew it looked different from the other doves, but I didn’t realize this was only the 2nd documented sighting of this bird in the state of Alabama. When I showed my photo to Bill Summerour, he let me know what en exciting find this was. He submitted it for publication in the North American Birds spring / summer magazine in 2010. There have been more sightings in Baldwin Co. since then, but mine was the first.