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Old Friday 19th August 2005, 16:36   #1
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dove flew into my window

last night i heard a small thud. i looked outside and saw a dove that apparentlt flew into my window. it looked alittle dazed-obviously. by the time i went outside, i did not see the bird, so assumed the dove flew off-outhurt. but this morning went i went outside i saw the dove not too far from the window (how i missed the bird last night- i don't know) it was just lying there with its wings in the normal position. the dove is can walk and i saw it moves its wings-but it wont' fly away. i put out some bread and bird seed but it has not eaten. i can get close enough to pick it up and it won't try to get away!! being late aug, i don't know if it could be a young dove learning to fly and lost from its mother. i don't know what to do. any ideas? thanks. rob
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Old Friday 19th August 2005, 18:00   #2
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The best thing to do is leave it alone. It will either get its bearings and get out of there or something else will have a meal, hopefully something native to the area.
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Old Friday 19th August 2005, 18:13   #3
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its native to the area. my yard is full of them. i just hate to see it suffer.
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Old Friday 19th August 2005, 18:55   #4
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its native to the area. my yard is full of them. i just hate to see it suffer.
No, I meant, I hope something native to the area will eat it if it is eaten, not some dumb house cat or something.
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Old Friday 19th August 2005, 23:41   #5
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gotcha! sorry
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Old Saturday 20th August 2005, 10:29   #6
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Hi rjm022,
Only read your post just now, sorry. If the dove has gone, great, but if it's still there - can you take it to a vet? Might seem daft to some people ( not me ) but it's an option and from what I can glean your vets appear to be rather amenable to a quick assessment of wildlife being brought in and doing what needs doing. At worst the dove has to be put to sleep, but better than suffering, as you already said.
Best of luck and please keep us posted on the proceedings.
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