Every American not in the southwest is cold today, and they predict several more inches of snow in Chicago. Reader Diana MacPherson, who is famous for reversing the toilet rolls at other people’s houses, sent a picture of a dove fluffing itself up against the weather. Her notes:
This chilly dove is a Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura). They are the bullies at the feeders, always throwing their weight around. The chipmunks have learned to run at them to make them back down (they even try to bully the chippies who are bigger).