Baby Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto) fell from his nest and landed in my garden. I have named him Salman Khan, the reason for which I will explain later in the post. He was scared because there are crows, Black Kites, cats and other predators in the neighbourhood.
I put him in a cage for the night. After a while, I could see that he felt secure. He ate a little and slept.
Early in the morning, I saw mother Dove hovering around the cage. I opened the cage an sat down at a distance. Salman flew off to my balcony, mother Dove followed him.
Mother Dove looked very pretty and graceful.
Mother Dove kissed little Salman and fed him.
And now I will tell you the reason why I named this young cheeky fellow, Salman Khan. The moment he left my balcony, he landed on the high voltage electrical wire. Living on the edge came naturally to him. Also, he became independent and left my house the day superstar Salman Khan was released from Jodhpur Jail.
The pictures in this story are not very nice because I gave the little bird the privacy he deserved.