Doves..............you mentioned them.
Over the last week or two what we've noted here as we drive about in the woods is that all of a sudden in addition to the unsual singles and doubles that will be feeding in the roads ( There are a lot of them. ) we are now seeing small flocks.
What we assume is that these are the leading edge of the migratory birds as opposed to the resident birds we see year round in ones and twos.
In fact we were just this Thursday, as we were riding about in the woods, discussing the fact that we really needed to take advantage of the opportunity this fall............