Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tick, tock

Doves passing overhead draw my eyes.  I squint and sharpen my focus on their heads; it's almost a reflex now.

Mostly they move in pairs, mating pairs, making more doves for the season.

A lot of time between today and the opener.  More than two months, in fact.  Fourth of July, jaunt to Montana, time at the coast, lots and lots of grass to cut.  All the while staring down the calendar.

A few months from now I'll look at these passing birds as targets.  And later as supper.

The days are getting shorter...


  1. Amen brother! Gaining steam at this point!

  2. Its crazy I live here in Newfoundland and summer here has not even started and I am looking forward to fall


  3. We got your summer down here, Dan. Hottest May/June I can remember. Does the sun ever set up your way this time of year?

  4. Mark, I'm down here near coastal Ga. and in my old residential backyard, I've had at least two nestings of dove. Here's a photo of my 4.5 mos. old Brittany locked down on a fledgling dove last month. It's taken a lot of time to get her to point while standing on her hind legs.