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.|
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.