I found a Mourning Bird in the middle of a five-way intersection today in the Valley, Los Angeles (Lankershim and Crumpton). I looked for the parents and was advised to put the bird back in a safe place within 40 feet of the parents, but I could not even begin to think where the parents might be or risk putting it on the little green patch beside the road. So, I brought it home with me. Wings are fine. Flies fine (low, but okay. I think it is still learning to fly) and ate fine: softened some organic texturized soy with vegan "butter" (Earth Balance) and water according to instructions on Wikipedia because they cannot tolerate dairy. He ate well and I did give a few drops of water from a syringe, but could not tell if his throat is still full. I went to feed him a moment ago and he didn't seem as interested in eating. For now, I have him out of his cage so that he can practice flying and get his wings stronger for his eventual departure, but all he seems interested in doing is sitting. I guess it has been a long, stressful day for him. Don't want to push things too much. I'm guessing he's about 8-10 days old after reading another persons questions on this forum. I don't think he's ready for seeds yet, but I will buy some tomorrow. What kinds of seeds should I buy? Should I soak all seeds? Also, should I only release him when he is able to pick seeds up by himself with is beak... as well as drink water by himself? There are no other doves in our area (only Blue Jays and other birds). How important is it that I release him where there are birds of his type? How often should I be feeding him at this point? Thanks!