Hi all. This is my first post. I have a nest on my kitchen window sill. A pair of doves successfully reared two babies about six weeks ago. Another two doves were born fives days ago. One of the babies died on the second day. I have not seen the female dove since then. The male dove is the only one caring for the remaining baby. He sits on the nest in the day, but leaves at night. Our weather has turned very cool - High 60's to low 70's during the day and the mid 50's at night. Last night I put the nest in a 2 inch high, flat bottom, plastic container and placed two hand warmers (the kind that you activate by shaking and then put in gloves or shoes) under the nest. I also covered the baby with three, two-ply, 4 inch gauze squares. He survived the night, but when the male dove came to the nest in the morning, he couldn't figure out what to do with the gauze, so he just sat next to the nest for about 30 minutes. He didn't try to feed the baby, so I became concerned. I really don't know how much he does feed the baby, because it doesn't look like it's growing very fast. I figured he must be getting some nutrition because I think he would've died by now if he wasn't. My husband took a small step-ladder and a long stick and pulled the gauze off so the male could see that the baby was still in the nest, but in the process he scared him away. He finally returned about two hours later and stayed with the baby for about an hour. After he left, the baby looked a little more active, so I think he may have fed him. He's left and came back several times this afternoon. We also put food and water on the ledge for the father in hopes that he wouldn't leave looking for food and the baby wouldn't get cold. I want to warm the baby the same way tonight, but will try to remove the gauze early in the morning before the father comes back. My husband said we will not get involved with feeding the bird, so I hope the male will continue to take care of this little sweetie. Any comments on this situation or other ideas to help the papa raise this baby will be very much appreciated. Still wondering what happened to mama. Hope she wasn't hurt or killed. Thanks everyone!