Well, up until a few days ago neither had I. I see adult doves all the time since they are regulars at my backyard birdfeeder.
One day last week I was walking in the yard watering plants and two doves flew up startling me and causing me to drop my watering can. I looked a bit closer and what do you know but on the ground beside my rosemary bush was an itty-bitty baby dove. Now I am no ornithologist but through the powers of deduction (the parent birds) I knew without a doubt it was a baby dove.
What to do? Well, I couldn’t leave it on the ground so one of the stray cats in the neighborhood gets him so I figured I would pick him up and place him in the crook of a tree. He stayed there just fine and in the evening I went to check on him and what do you know--the mother bird was sitting in the crook right along with him. His wings were fairly developed, and I really thought he could fly if he put his mind to it.
I watched itty-bitty dove and parents for two days and on the third day they were gone. Do you think I saved him? I like to think so.
I also want to say that after the bad week I had with computers and such I almost felt like just chucking it all and never logging onto a computer again. The sun came out though, only figuratively since it is still raining around here, and I found that I won…me…who never wins anything won two different drawings from two of my blogging buddies!!! And to think I was going to withdraw from ever posting anything again. I was ready to close down CRYSTAL CLEAR forever. Thanks to all who comment and to all my blogging friends.
Special thanks to Wanda at brushstrokesfromtheheart.blogspot.com and Carrie at caramiabella-art.blogspot.com for making my day! Be sure to visit these wonderful artists.