Common Ground Dove – Chicago sighting

On my business trip to Chicago last week I opened my hotel drapes one morning and had a bird moment. There on the outdoor table sat a small little bird. Can you see him in the picture above? Look at the upper left corner.

Next I took some zoomed photos of him and here he is in a fluffy pinky way.  The morning sun has not hit yet and it was a bit damp from a few days of rain.

Dove hanging out on hotel furniture in the morning air

When I got home I started looking through my bird books and zero’d in on this bird being a common ground dove.  A bird I have never seen in Seattle and according to Sibley is pretty rare in Chicago too.

Hope you enjoy my traveling bird moment.

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