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Injured wood pigeon found in road
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I found an injured wood pigeon at the side of the road. It was not in a very safe place so I decided to get involved. I picked it up and have put it on newspaper/shredded paper and have provided food /water & placed in a dog cage.

It is very alert but has limited movement. One wing is fine but the other is not working as it should. It is not walking but lying on its legs although can move them both.

I found it on Monday 23 June 2014 anD I would welcome any advice.

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Richard G
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Thanks for info.
No, he hasn't been drinking or eating. I have fed him today with thawed frozen peas.
He has been passing a green fluid today.
 

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Any chance of a pic to tell its age?

Any sign of any wounds, bite marks, etc. under wing or elsewhere? If so, it will probably need antibacterials as normally used for birds - or, indeed, a rescue centre.

If you are on Facebook, there is a (mainly) UK group which is a loose network of rescuers and rehabbers.

If not, I can post on there with the info (I don't know who may be down your way).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PigeonProtection/
 

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Hi John

I hope you get the pic ok.

I had an initial check of the Pigeon but couldn't find any sign of bites, injuries or blood. I sort of assumed it had been hit by a car as my wife found it near the A377.

Sorry not on Facebook.

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Richard G.
 

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Thanks Richard ... an adult bird.

Could have been clipped by something, certainly, especially if no wounds but you see any disarrayed feathering, like sticky out bits, particularly on the wing, which may mean bruising.

Otherwise it could be ill. Check inside the beak for any yellowish discolouration if you can, as a start.

Will post it on Facebook group (it's allied to the Pigeon & Dove Rescue website Skyeking posted a link for).

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The green may just be 'starvation poop'. If you hand feed peas (and maybe sweetcorn) then he needs plenty of them. I would feed a normal size feral pgeon with at least 40 two or three times a day. He may get intereted enough to peck at a dish or pile of bird seed, too.
 

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Hi Richard

We so far only know one person down your way, who runs the second place on below list. Have you tried calling these?



Cullompton Wildlife Care Centre
Lyndale
St George's Well
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 1AT

Telephone: 0871 3110512

Specialises in hand-rearing and caring for orphaned and injured wildlife from the local area.


Totnes Birdcare
Westonfields,
Totnes,
TQ9 5QU

07812 833996/ 01803 867574
Bird does need either taking somewhere experienced or a pigeon-friendly (won't just put them down) vet
 

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The place at Totnes cannot take in any more birds at present.

There is a bird friendly vet at Ivybridge - Woodlands vets.
 

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Hi John

Sadly the pigeon died overnight.

I see it as a failure on my part and I know these rescues don't always have a happy ending. Having said that, I did give him a chance of life - better than just walking by.

Thanks very much for your help and advice.

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Sorry to hear that, Richard. Well, if you should find any more distressed pigeons at least you will know there is a rescue centre and a vet as options. RIP Woodie.
 
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