A pearl crescent, lovely and tiny, on burdock.

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 John James Audubon called it the Carolina pigeon or turtle dove. We call it the mourning dove. It’s Wisconsin’s official state symbol of peace.

John James Audubon called it the Carolina pigeon or turtle dove. We call it the mourning dove. It’s Wisconsin’s official state symbol of peace.

 A young Baltimore oriole ready to take on the world — or at least my yard.

A young Baltimore oriole ready to take on the world — or at least my yard.

 A mountain bluebird I encountered in Montana.

A mountain bluebird I encountered in Montana.