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  1. Light Blue Dove-Like Bird

    Hmmm....not a good prognosis. I bought a cage and placed it into the area that the dove was frequenting. We will see if the dove returns and how it reacts to the cage. I'll do what I can and let everyone know if I manage to catch it or if any other developments occur!
  2. Light Blue Dove-Like Bird

    Hmmm....not a good prognosis. I'll do what I can and let everyone know if I manage to catch it or if any other developments occur.
  3. Light Blue Dove-Like Bird

    Thank you, NobleBunny! That is a great story. I had Zebra Finches when I was a child. They are, in fact, prodigious breeders I spent many hours observing them and I really enjoyed my time with them. I did not see the Diamond dove escapee during the weekend and I never received a call from the potential owners, so I do not know what is going on there. I thought for sure the dove just flew back home, or perhaps perished overnight from a predator. But then this morning, it was back. I took a slightly better picture of it that is posted below. I tried to get near to it, thinking that a domesticated dove might allow me to get close. Not so. It was very weary of me. Instead, I scared it off. So, now that I know it is still around, perhaps I'll go to the pet store today or tomorrow and try the cage trick. I guess I have the rest of the summer to try to capture this non-native bird. Which brings me to a practical question. Can a bird so far away from its native habitat (I cannot think of a place further away from Chicago than Australia) migrate to a warmer climate if needed? Will a bird like this stand any chance of surviving in North America? Especially during the harsh Chicago winter? Will it know enough to migrate?
  4. Light Blue Dove-Like Bird

    Thank you, Sean C!
  5. Light Blue Dove-Like Bird

    Thank you, Aveschapines, for the welcome and the suggestion! Unfortunately, I do not have a birdcage, but with everyone's help, I decided that it had to be a pet. So I called my local non-emergency police number, and indeed someone reported a lost bird, with a light-blue body and white tail. I have a suspicion this is the missing bird. The police said they would contact the owner and that the owner may contact me. I hope to see it again. And I am really appreciative for the help. Maybe we can get it back into a safe home
  6. Light Blue Dove-Like Bird

    Thank you all for your help, and your warm welcome to the forum. Indeed, the closest thing I saw online was a Diamond Dove. However, I did not even think to make that suggestion as these birds are native to Australia - quite a far distance from suburban Chicago. If I see it again, ill try to get a better pic. But now I'm worried as to its fate. Hopefully it will make it back to its owner, but if it does not, I fear that it may perish once the weather turns cold. Thanks again, for everyone's help!!
  7. Hello everyone, I am new to bird identification. This morning I saw a bird I've never seen before. Unfortunately, my images are poor, but any help would be appreciated as I cannot locate anything on the Web or my own reference material that fit this image/description. This image was taken in northeastern Illinois, 40 miles west of Chicago on 7/28/2017 at around 10:00 AM. It walks like a dove, bobbing its head as it moves, looking for seeds under my bird feeder. It also has a dove-like body but looks smaller than a mourning dove, which is common in this area. Its body is a very light blue, which is hard to discern from my images. It also has a pure white tail. The white color of the tail seems to travel an inch or two up the back. Could it just be an adolescent pigeon? Any help identifying this bird would be very appreciated!!