The squirrels should be on their way to release this weekend; no updated photos of them, as they’re just too quick these days and it’s not worth the risk of escape before they’re fully ready.
The doves are still in the flight pen and will probably be released within the next week. The slight nerve damage to the Eurasian collared’s foot is proving to be insignificant for him, which is good. In his photo below, you can see the faint black band that gives his species its name. It will darken as he ages, to become more distinct. They’re flying beautifully, but because doves, as Columbiformes, are fed and weaned differently than Passerines (most other songbirds), I want to make absolutely sure they’re eating well on their own before they’re released. Currently, I’m still hand-feeding them once a day.