Hello all, I have just joined this forum. A long time ago, we had pigeons living on our roof under the eaves. They were messy but I loved hearing them coo outside our bedroom. Then when we had our house painted, they must have moved the nest, and I didn't realize it. I just noticed they were gone. Now years later, I was delighted to see an all-white pigeon (dove?) drinking from our spa and later to find she has moved in on our roof. Her companion is a black pigeon. They stay up under the eaves during the day, early in the morning they come down to the spa for a drink, where the water level reaches the wall, fly a few laps around behind our house, and then back to the roof. It has been a week or so. I honestly don't know what they are eating or when they even look for food. I asked my husband to pick up the best quality wild bird seed they had at our pet food store, he came back with hulled sunflower seeds because that is the kind that was checked off for doves. I see on your site that it is not the best thing. Anyway, I put a little scoop of it on a tray by the spa, no interest. I then put a little scoop on the spa wall thinking they would surely see it when they got a drink. They walked right over it without apparently noticing it. Clearly they are not used to being fed. I put fresh water out in a ceramic bowl, worried about the spa water, but they ignore that. I would like to help them if I can but I don't want to do anything that interferes with them either. I hope they are not starving. It has been over 110 degrees every day for two weeks at least, so they stay in the shade and I have only seen them come down in the late afternoon and in the early morning for a drink. The white one (Lovey Dovey) continually pecks at herself, I'm guessing lice or fleas? She has a little sore on her chest which I think she may have given herself. She throws little feathers off, and I have even found one long feather in the grass below her rooftop area. Not sure what if anything I can do to help? I don't know if they are starving, don't know if they just naturally eat less when it's hot. They just showed up when I haven't seen pigeons in our neighborhood for years. We have crows, sparrows and other birds. There is new construction in the hills behind us so maybe they were driven out of their previous home. Anyway I want to support them without interfering with them or scaring them away. I put out a shallow tray with water that I thought they might want to bathe in, but again they ignored that completely. I just want them to feel safe here so I don't try to approach them. Although the black one (I call Reggie) walked right up to me when I was standing there, he does not seem afraid or maybe just is not used to being around people so doesn't recognized us as a threat. Anyway, I think their space under the eaves is enough to protect them when the rains come, I hope they are okay and if anyone has any advice, I welcome it. thanks for reading all of this!