A few weeks ago, I wrote here about a little dove we rescued.
Little Hamish had been recovering from his injuries, but wasn't quite ready to fly free.
Last week, he suddenly seemed to have his strength back. When I would refill his water and food, he would try to rush me and get out of the cage.
I knew it was time to let him go.
We again took him outdoors and opened his cage. He again walked out, a free man.
This time, however, he immediately flew up into a tree.
An hour later, when we checked again, he was gone.
Good deed done.