For at least eight summers now, we’ve had a pair mourning dove visiting our backyard. Every year, they have a child. Last year, my son and I were able to watch the parents teach the baby to fly. So cute! They showed up just a week ago with their child from this summer. I’m sad to say one of them (we think it’s the mother) lost a foot a few days ago. Our five-year-old is, of course, distressed about it. The birds that regularly visit our yard are his buddies. The dove seems to be doing OK, though. The other one (we think the father) keeps watch while she scours our backyard, looking for birdseed that’s fallen out of the feeders. Such sweet, loving, beautiful birds!
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