Her red feet caught my eye. A small brown/grey bird with scarlet feet! Who could make this stuff up!? I laughed aloud to myself. She had friends with her, all dressed as she was, and they seemed to be having fun as they shared breakfast. They bobbed along, pecking at the scattered seeds.
I picked up my handy Alabama Bird Guide and found out the names of my new friends. Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroure. Their name comes from their soft mourning cooing.
All in all, a gentle morning time with new friends. What a great way to start the day.