The heat is hard on the poor doves


The Mourning Doves in our yard aren’t too thrilled about the summer heat.  Each afternoon they seek shelter in the shade of the rosebushes.  I never would have considered my rosebushes to be major shade sources, but I guess when you are a dove that only stands a few inches high, you don’t need much!

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

As we walked through the neighborhood tonight, we saw dozens of birds flying overhead.  They appeared to be Tree Swallows, but I couldn’t get a very close look.  As time passed, they seemed to be flying higher and higher.  We heard lots of soft calls that sounded like “Flit! Flit!”

It’s nice to see more bird activity starting. :)