If any of you follow Stokes Birding blog, you will remember an entry they had on mourning dove decline in NH. Link: http://stokesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/mourning-dove-declines.html
After I read that I started keeping my eyes open here in Massachusetts and I have only seen one lonely dove in my backyard eating the seed I put out for the ground birds.
I was talking to a security guard that I work with about birding and in general conversation he told me he wasn't getting any mourning doves this year. Right the minute he told me that I remembered the Stokes blog entry and started wondering if we are in fact experiencing a mourning dove decline of some sort.
Has anyone seen mourning doves in their area or is it unique to New England somehow?