Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Pigeons!

I thought I'd mentioned the pigeons on the balcony before, but since my find:pigeon search came back with nothing, I guess I didn't!

SO. News. Pigeons on the balcony! Two wood pigeons kept hanging around on our balcony looking shifty and as though they were wanting to poo on Nicholas' bike. After a few weeks, we realised they'd left a pile of twigs.

I was all; Nicholas, they're building a nest! We have new friends!
Nicholas was all; don't be stupid Katherine, why would they do that?! We're on the fifth floor and there's a bike and rust and a broken fish tank light out there.
Then I was all; OMG THERE ARE EGGS.

And three weeks later, these guys happened.
It's been something of a heatwave recently (not that you'd know it with all the rain we've been having), which has been been a pain since the balcony door is our one and only source of light and air. But we've not really minded. The eggs hatched into two freaky looking little chicks, with massive, oversized beaks that looked like plague masks. The picture above is when they were about a week old, taken by Nicholas, using his super amazing camera and mad skillz.

Yesterday, about 3 weeks after hatching, we saw them fly for the first time. It was awesome. I felt a bit teary. One chick has since returned to the nest, but they're on the way out now. I think I'm going to miss them quite a bit. Although chicks feeding is really gross. I won't miss that.

In separate news, today is my birthday! Yay! Have some cake.

KHx

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday Miss H! I hope you have a fabulous day and get spoilt rotten!

    Awww, those babies are so cute. How sweet that you got to see firsthand how these little pigeons are hatched and fly off.

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