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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, all. I picked up a wood pigeon with a dragging wing a couple of weeks ago. She's recovering and is slowly getting movement back in her wing. The vet advised I should put her in a larger enclosure, so I've made a makeshift aviary in a trailer for the time being. It's large enough that...
  2. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    So about 8 or 9 days ago my dad came home from a cycle and said there was a very distressed injured bird on the cycle path near our farm. We went over and got put the bird in a box and I took it back to mine, my best guess is it was a juvenile Woodpigeon, probably just left the nest, it seemed...
  3. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hello, I have used this forum once before and found it very helpful so thought I'd come here again for some advice! The past day or two, an adult woodpigeon has been waddling about our garden with ruffled feathers. It appears listless and stops often to sit, motionless. It has clearly shed...
  4. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hello! I befriended a pair of wild woodpigeons and have been feeding them on my balcony for over 7 years. They know my face, my voice and their names when I call out for either of them to fly over from the neighbouring trees. I’ve developed quite a relationship with them, Scruffy (the male) and...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and to pigeons, but am hoping somebody can advise on an ongoing pigeon situation! We live in rural Leicestershire (UK), and my other half rescued a woodpigeon from a cat three days ago. He stopped the car a short distance from home as he noticed a scuffle going on with...
  6. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hello, I'd be very grateful for your assistance. I'm based in North-East England in the UK, and five days ago while walking the dog found a baby woodpigeon toddling frantically around in the park. No parents appeared and because there are cats in the park, and also plenty of dogs off the lead, I...
  7. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi, I live in the UK, Nottingham area and much earlier today I saw a young Woodpigeon that (from my limited quick research) I believe is around 17-19 days old. No Woodpigeons have nested in our garden this year however I still frequently see adults resting in much taller trees around the area...
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've posted on here before talking about our poor wood pigeon who had some flight feathers missing on one wing and a chunk missing out of her chest/shoulder where a cat started eating her. The good news is that she's doing ok - it's been almost 2 months now and she's doing really well...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I have found a woodpigeon who can't fly. He was sat in the garden looking a bit fluffed up and leaning/stumbling slightly to the left. I've gone out and caught him, brought him inside and am just working out my next move now. I found a rescue website that said to check him over for injuries...
  10. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    We took in a juvenile woody 2 months ago, he had lost all his primary and tail feathers and obviously couldnt fly. We think he glanced off a car. Very healthy,eating well. 3 weeks ago we had a feral pigeon very sickly turn up in our garden she later died but was in close proximity to our woody...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    As my juvenile woodpigeon appears to have thrived, except for the small manner of his missing wing, I am starting to believe I will have him around long-term. I am currently planning to keep him in a large cage indoors, with a wander in the house now and again. I'm wondering if it would be kind...
  12. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Picked him up from the driveway on Thu AM -- best I can think is he just fledged and found out he couldn't fly with just one wing. Not a recent injury, perhaps a developmental defect? Now that I've discovered any rescue would just euthanise him as unreleasable, we've decided to keep him. As...
  13. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    I found a young woodpigeon, possibly just fledged, flopping about in our driveway this morning. As far as I can tell, it does not look like an injury, at last not recent. So either it survived some kind of attack in the nest or simply was hatched with one wing. Thus I suspect it may have simply...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi guys, first time poster. Unfortunately, it's too late to save a baby woodpigeon I was hand-rearing :( but I'm trying to find a reason for his sudden death and some closure, if anyone is able to help. Apologies for the long post. Some background - I'm a rehabber who volunteers at a wild bird...
  15. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    I normally get on with birds I am looking after quite well, within a short time I can get them to eat(which can be difficult with small birds) and I can get them to fall asleep on my lap while I am stroking them. I have found the first woodpigeon baby that I am looking after a tough nut to...
  16. General Discussions
    There is a common wood pigeon in my area who goes coo coo coo, long pause, coo coo. Usually the pause is quite short (YouTube search Colombaccio for good example), but this one is quite long, as if the woody has a stammer or speech difficulty. What is this wood pigeon doing? (does he need...
  17. General Discussions
    I was walking home from an appointment in my town today when I walked past two quite low trees, about 3-4 metres tall. In the tree furthest away from me, there were two LARGE wood pigeons, happily nibbling away on the buds. However, in the other tree there was another, smaller wood pigeon. It...
  18. Small Talk
    I drew this on Easter Sunday using Photoshop CS5 and Paint Tool SAI, thought the people of Pigeon Talk would enjoy it so decided to post it here! :> What do you think? I'm a cartoonist and a huge fan of woodpigeons, this is a picture which has been long overdue lol!
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a feral pigeon who i seems to have a wing swelling, possibly break in the joint of his left wing. He has been checked out by the vet (who as soon as she saw he was a pigeon said ...the kind thing would be to put him to sleep) anyway, i ran off with him and phoned a vet from the same...
  20. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi, I just got home from work about an hour ago and I have found a sick Woodpigeon. I'm pretty sure it's canker but can never be 100% without expert help.. It has the yellow lumps in it's throat right at the back and on right side as well, there is quite a bad smell coming from it's breathe and...
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