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(I typed this same post yesterday but, for some reason, it doesn't show up:eek:Don't know why. So here it is again)

I watched 2 of my new (adult) Homers feeding each other yesterday. I presume he was feeding her pigeon milk as the behavior & sound was the same as when the parents have fed babies - - - puff up / shake / "watery sound" produced / beak shoved in "feeder's" beak / Mmmmmm.

Is this normal? I've never 'heard' any of you mention it. Might this be part of this new pair's mating ritual? They did have 1 egg at the time - and the other came a few hours after I watched this (they're now sitting on dummy eggs!)
 

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Courtship feeding is part of the mating ritual. It can be seed or fluid. It usually precedes copulation.

Cynthia
 

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Thanks, Cynthia. I figured that's what it must have been but hadn't seen it before with any of the other pairs ... guess I just missed it before.
 

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Yep, a mating ritual. Human kisses, too, before you know what....
 

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if the loft is a rock'n dont come a knock'n ;)
 

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THE PIGEON KISS
 
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