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I released the Dove back to the wild today

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by need to shoot more, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    As some of you may know I have been nursing a dove that I found in my backyard Memorial day weekend. Two weeks ago I left it out and it would not fly, just walked around the yard. Today he was pacing in the cage back and forth so it looked like he was ready. I went outside with the cage reached in and held in my hands and he took off for the trees, I am very happy.

    Jim

    I did promise pictures but sorrow no go on them.
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nice.

    We did that with a hummingbird during a winter ice storm. Found it not moving on top of a frozen snowdrift under the front window. Brought it in, put it in a large glass bowl, and feed it sugar water. When the weather got better we turned it loose. Apparently some of them winter over, but this one got caught without shelter.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Nice work to both of you. All animals are awesome creatures - the doves mate for life
     
  4. SBray

    SBray Active Member

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    Great job Jim! Brian, that's a nice looking bird. It must have given both of you a sense of accomplishment taking care of the birds.

    Steve
     
  5. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    Great job guys.

    My sister found a wild canary(finch) outside, and nursed it back to health.

    I asked her if it could sing.

    She said she had never heard it, and I offered to help.

    I told her all you had to do was gently file off one side of the beak until it sings.

    She asked if I had done this before.

    I said only once, but when I took his head from the vise, he was dead!
     
  6. bridgetoofar

    bridgetoofar TS Member

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    10 weeks until dove season.