Walking in downtown Dover today, I came upon a tiny bird sitting quite still and all alone on the brick sidewalk of Loockerman Street -- at the quiet end, where there is less foot traffic.
It looked like this bird had just taken its first flutter out of the nest and failed to take flight. It seemed stunned.
In the tree above, an adult bird was squawking away on a lower branch. I assume that that was a parent, trying to distract me away from the young bird.
I thought it best to give them space, so I cannot report to you what the outcome was.
On a more positive note, I found a pair of ducks a few days ago taking full advantage of human activity.
This pair was hanging out beneath the drive-though window of a Dover Dunkin' Donuts.
This isn't where I would have expected a lot of crumbs to fall, but they must know what they are about; the young woman selling coffee and donuts told me that they are often around.