Hello all, I've been looking around all day trying to find some specific information on when the little mourning dove in my yard may start flying, I am worried about him. Yesterday we found him next to the sidewalk in our yard, we were told by the local bird rescue that it was OK to move him to a makeshift nest and then try to put it in a high area (tie is to a tree branch maybe) to keep it from the neighborhood animals. His mom and dad Are tending to him in our makeshift nest we made.
I am worried because from my research so far, mourning doves usually nest on the ground, so I don't know where I should put him. I'm including a picture because I have no idea how old to guess he is.
Anyone have any idea on when he may start flying? Also, any suggestions on where to place his makeshift nest (maybe up next to the house?) would be very appreciated.