Beware the doves from above

DOVES fell from above at a newspaper office and into the pages of the newspaper – quite literally!The pair of baby doves had a lucky escape when they fell 20 feet on to a roll of paper on which the Evening Star is printed.

DOVES fell from above at a newspaper office and into the pages of the newspaper – quite literally!

The pair of baby doves had a lucky escape when they fell 20 feet on to a roll of paper on which the Evening Star is printed.

The birds, described as collared doves, are about three weeks old and had built a nest in one of the supporting girders at the back of the Evening Star printing press.

However, they fell and landed on a large roll of paper but fortunately they were unhurt.


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The doves' mother is still feeding them while members of the Star press room have also put out pieces of bread for the birds.

Barry Sparrow, 60, has helped look after the doves since they were found on Wednesday evening.

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He said: "They are not injured and I checked because they were breathing heavily.

"The doves are well fed and are in a good condition. I just try to keep them as comfortable as I can."

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