John Hall frequently photographs his mid-Missouri surroundings, and he has been sharing his images with the Missourian for several years.
A little play on words with Mourning and PM. I was about to send an email when my wife called for me to look at the back door. The secret to over a half-century of wedded bliss is to "mind your wife." So, I looked out the door and saw a squirrel, some Purple Finch that look red to me and a couple of Eurasian Collared-Doves, a relative of the Mourning Dove. All of those creatures were interested in some sunflower seeds so I snapped a few shots of them for sharing at this time.
Eurasian Collared-Doves are larger than the common Mourning Dove and have a half-ring around the neck. They also have a louder sound than the Mourning Doves.
(If you can't see the slideshow embedded above, view it on Flickr here.)