Birds on a wire. I saw these Mourning Doves on a morning walk yesterday.
A graceful, slender-tailed, small-headed dove that’s common across the continent. Mourning Doves perch on telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground; their flight is fast and bullet straight. Their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments. When taking off, their wings make a sharp whistling or whinnying.
I see Mourning Doves regularly in my neighborhood, but not in large numbers. Just one or two, here and there.