Problems with pigeons

Drama and excitement yesterday morning! I went outside first thing to the shed to turn off my kiln and see how my beads had come out, and saw two young woodpigeons sitting on the fence. Nothing unusual about that, we have trees in our garden and there are often woodpigeons waddling about.

As I stepped into the shed, I heard the pigeons take off, followed by two loud bangs. One of them had flown into our upstairs window, which was the bang I heard. Fortunately, it picked itself up and flew off. But where was the other one? Answer: standing in the back doorway, looking very confused. And as I watched, it turned around and wandered into the house.

Fortunately, my husband came downstairs and the pigeon ended up in the downstairs toilet/shoe and coat cupboard. I managed to throw a towel over it, and we got the window open and encouraged it out.

The pigeon collecting itself after its adventure

The pigeon collecting itself after its adventure

Thankfully, after a few minutes sitting on the decking, the pigeon flew off to find its parent sitting on the fence. Much relief all round! But far too much excitement for that early on a Monday morning.

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