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Hi,
We are Alien Class at Garlinge Primary School, Kent (Reception year), and we have found a juvenile wood pigeon in our outdoor area.
It would not fly away and hid itself under the bushes. The teacher has managed to secure it at lunch time and it appears to have very short tail feathers.
It has tried to fly in the classroom (woops - no children present!) but when we tried to release it outside, it would not attempt to fly away. It fell forwards a few times and had to right itself using it's wings for support.

The teacher has contacted her local vets (where a wildlife rehabilitator works) and they have said that at this age the parents will be nearby, however the fact that it is not attempting to fly outside and is falling over has made them feel we should bring it in.

We have attached a picture so that you can see what age the bird is and can inform us as to what to do. We are reluctant to take it away from the parents who we believe are still nearby, however we do have foxes living on the other side of the building and do not want to leave it in any danger. There are no low hanging branches for it to reach.

We are looking forwards to your reply.
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In the picture, it looks like his wing is hanging down on the left side. Is it?
They are much better raised by the parents, but if he can't fly or is sick or injured, then he does need to be confined. Did he fly up to the clothesline he is perched on?
 

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Yes, please check in with that group John has given the link to. They are in your area and will be able to help. They know where the resources are in the area.
 
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