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White wing dove

Discussion in 'Poultry Row' started by Distaff, 11/16/17.

  1. Distaff

    Distaff Sprinting down the street

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    Perhaps the wrong forum? It is a pigeon type bird, but wild.

    Anyway, we were doing yard work, and I was cutting down a forest of dead sunflowers so we could weed wack that area. My lab flushed out an injured white wing. We have them by the dozen around here (along with collard doves). I don't think the lab originally hurt it. There was a pile of missing tail feathers (presumably hers - I'll just call her a "she") in another area of the yard this morning, and the dogs weren't out long enough then to strip her.

    Anyway, I caught the bird, and put her in a netted pen with food and water, a platform and perches, and a sheltered box on the ground. No tail feathers. Seems to walk ok. Wings dishevelled, but don't seem otherwise damaged. Bird is fine hopping up on things. She can get out with a little motivation if she wants to, but the space is protected from predators. Not sure what to do next. Will look on-line later.

    Hope she gets better.
    Sorry, no pics available, I don't have a camera.
     
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  2. Birdbabe

    Birdbabe Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    White Wings are protected, is there a wildlife rescue near You? Thank you helping her.
     
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  3. Distaff

    Distaff Sprinting down the street

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    Yikes. Wow. I didn't know that. Thought they were like the collard doves in terms of invasive status.
    I'll check for a rescue. In the meantime, she is in an outside pen that has a wire spacing that these birds do come and go from, so she isn't a prisoner, assuming that makes any difference what so ever in committing a felony.

    Anyway, thanks for the heads-up.
     
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    Thank you for helping her. Hope she will be OK.
     

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