Doves still increasing

The annual Christmas Bird Count was held on Dec. 23 in Ashcroft and Cache Creek and, as always, the results were interesting.

  • Dec. 28, 2014 11:00 a.m.

If you’re wondering when those pesky Eurasian Collard Doves are going to disappear, the answer is “not very soon.” In fact, their numbers are still increasing, according to the results of the Christmas Bird Count held on Dec. 23.

Bald Eagle numbers were up, and Canada Goose numbers were way up thanks to several huge flocks flying overhead that day. Over 800 Bohemian waxwings were counted by the eight volunteers, who spent the day driving and walking around the area, counting everything on wings.