Hi Hettihog, don’t give up hope yet will you. I’m beginning to think they may have summer and winter feeding grounds, like a lot of wild animals who move on to feed and get water. The young one I had last year, Dinky Minky, she stayed around, packing food in for hibernation, but this year I’ve only seen her twice. I hope the dove hasn’t been attacked by a cat as the saliva from a bite will poison it. I’ve tried so many times to save birds, vets usually put them down. It’s feeding sick or baby birds I find extremely hard as you can choke them so easily. I’ve often wished someone would put together something for people to learn how to care for wildlife you may find injured. Warmth is a lot of help for bird recovery. Hope it gets well, best wishes.
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