Is there anyone who can help me ASAP save the lives of several baby pigeons I found on my balcony. PLEASE HELP!
Ok, this is in the process of getting handled.
I've enlisted the help of a very large network of people who aren't necessarily pigeon people but who are bird and animal people.
I think we should be able to get these little ones out and to safety in the morning.
Terry,Thank you Maryjane for your kind words. I have been losing sleep over this because I have a new development and a question which to me is ethical amd makes me cry. While cleaning, I discovered 3 more nests and two of them are not even in my pots, both directly on the balcony pavement in corners, one under the a/c. So no one can blame my pots!
Now I know when Housekeeping comes in Monday they will just scare the parents away and trash the eggs.
That is what they do here. To me they are life. In fact THEY COULD HATCH ANY DAY or as long as 18 days I guess! So now what, that means I am back where I started. I do not have the heart to sweep the nests and eggs into the trash but if YOU folks say that is what has to be done I think I will just let them deal with it. To me it is murder.
VERY UPSET over all this... the birds are sad enough but if I lose my garden over all this I don't know what I will do, it's all I got here...
You're most welcome, Rose.Another big thank you to Maryjane and Cindy for your sensitive replies.
Thank You.ps. i am loving so many of your signatures and links!
Cindy I love your pigeons prayer and Maryjane i shared your 21 things link on my FB. it is sooo cool!
I will be thinking 'positive' thoughts for you and your precious feathered friends that help arrives real soon.Hi Charis,
thank you for your concern, no, no one has been here yet and things are changing very rapidly, no wonder you're confused, I'M confused!
I think they would come back, even if you move the babies for a short time. Before the inspection, bring the babies in your room and hide them in the closet, in a box to keep them quiet. The darkness will settle them down and keep them quiet.Hi Charis,
thank you for your concern, no, no one has been here yet and things are changing very rapidly, no wonder you're confused, I'M confused! lol
After I posted that last post i went out to clean and move things again. When I started all 5 babies were still in their pots but i noticed the pair born Mothers Day, MAY 10 was standing up and getting frisky. Then i looked and OH MY only one was there! I saw MOM n POP foraging in the street and it made me sad cos i wanted to feed them...anyways i searched high n low even looked down 3 floors to the grass, then INSIDE my room as the door had been ajar. NO BIRD! After 20 minutes of anxiety i saw the poor thing hiding in the corner next to a pot napping, LOL
HOORAY the second one is trying to get the nerve to jump down out of pot and exercising its wings, took some pix, what a pretty black and white bird too! So does anyone know if they can now eat seed, i know parents still feed them weeks after they leave the nest. If i recall they have to learn how to grasp seeds in their beaks.
SO maybe these two are home free. maybe i can hide them during the cleaning? i have never handled a bird before, I am sooo scared i will hurt them.
Now that leaves another younger pair in the windowbox, just feathering and one solo in another pot. I could probably hide the single one til they leave, it's in a corner. But the two in the windowbox are very obvious and as those parents aren't hardly ever there, i don't know if they would come back if i move them.
any thoughts by anyone, MOST APPRECIATED!
Thank you...Thank you...Thank you for responding to my email and for leaving your phone number for Rose. I hope she calls you before it's too late for the babies.Hello,
I only live about 30-40 mins away from Glendale in Chatsworth, and I am willing to come pick all these birds up for you. Please call my cell phone at anytime, (818) 620-6061.