It seemed content, basking in the sun but not yet flying. It hopped around the garden for a couple of days, visited by its mother every so often. Tempting though it was to feed it, I decided not to, we're only here for a fortnight, and I felt it would be cruel to let it rely on us. We did put out some water.
By the third day it was fluttering it's wings and by the fourth it had flown from the garden!
We really enjoyed watching our little Cutie Pie, (named by my daughter) and her mother Tweetie Pie. We were amazed at how tame and calm they were. Luckily, for Cutie Pie, the dog is elderly and he just looked at her, but was not interested in chasing (or worse)!
(Now I want a dovecote and to keep doves, but I can't see that as a possibility at present. It's one thing to bring a dog on the ferry, but doves? I don't think so.)
|Cutie Pie sitting in the sun|
|This seemed to be her favourite spot|
|I don't have a fancy camera|
|With an amazing telescopic lens|
we really could get this close
without her showing any concern
|Tweetie Pie often joined her for an hour or two in the|
|They were so relaxed|
|Only vaguely interested in us|
|They were so happy in each other's company|
|Basking in the sun|
|And hopping off to follow Mum|