This spring we had a dove nesting in a tree in our front yard. Our 7 yo neighbor friend decided to try to hold one of the eggs and it smashed on the rocks below. Here is the one lowly egg that was left.
The baby dove hatched!
Unfotunately the same little neighbor girl thought that when she saw it flopping around on the ground (trying to learn to fly) it meant it’s wing was broken. She took it home and it wiggled out of her hands from the top stair in her home. It fell too far to survive.
The moral of this story is that when you see animals in nature ~it’s fine to observe from a safe distance but DO NOT TOUCH!