Here’s a mourning dove I photographed during the snow storm on the same day as the blue jay. I get the doves all the time but have never been able to get a decent photograph because they are so skittish. The doves are one of the reasons I built the blind. In the past I would just stand by the feeder out in the open and the chickadees and nuthatches and even the woodpeckers would still come around once they got used to me. The doves would not, they would just hang in the trees until I went inside. I would never have been able to get this frame filling shot without the blind. My next challenge is to get some photographs of the turkeys that have been coming around, I think that’ll be more difficult, they are super skittish.