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Fri, Apr 16 | By Amy Lieberman | 26

NEW YORK – I’m no ornithologist, but I knew that when those pigeon eggs hatched on my windowsill last month that the babies wouldn’t last, much like those few unseasonably warm early March afternoons. I didn’t notice when the mo… more ›

A Tale of Two Birds: Urban Fliers Seek Shelter in Unlikely Places
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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i love pigons. they will come and take peanuts from your hand,it is not their fault we take everything

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Tessa
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Tessa
4 years ago

I guess this proves that every pigeon has it's day......and really "Bob"?...you should have named him Walter.

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

I'd love to see pics!

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

Are we going to see photos of the nestlings and/or fledglings????

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

I can get pictures of the ones from dons house but not pictures of the ones that are in the side panels they are so skinny that it would be really hard to get a camera in there to take a picture.

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

In Longview there is an old building two blocks from my house and the side panels on the outside of it at the bottom and the top have holes in them where lots of pigeon's live whenever I walk by there with my dog she will go under the side panels sniffing and tug and tug to try to get at the pigeon's. There also use to be this chinese restraunt on the other side of town where the sign had an old car on top of it with the engine and everything pulled outta it. When it was there every day if you drove by there and looked up at it you could see tons and tons of pigeon's on top of it and in it. I feel sorry for the person who use to have to clean up after them. Then there is my dad's next door neighbor Don who raises messenger pigeons he is outside all the time with them he never clips their wing and he will let them loose and since they are messenger pigeon's they always return to him. they will go and fly in flocks all over town and fly over into kelso and rainier even castle rock and return to his house at the end of the day he has never had a pigeon not return they always do. He told me that he would give me a baby pigeon once and I wanted it so bad but my dad would not keep it for me and my mom said no.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

about a week ago i posted a journal about mike tyson having these pidgons and he loved them as they were his pets. he has done this since he was a child

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I didn't know that about him. He gets so much bad press, it's nice to hear something postive.

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

My favorite kind of birds are crows I think they are beautiful and when I get married I want to have a male and female crow released at my wedding that needed help that are being released back out into the wild from my wedding or maybe more than two maybe there should be at least tewnty crows being released at my wedding that are being released back out into the wild. I love crows and hope to help as many as I can that need my help in my life. Is there a such thing as a crow rescue I wonder?

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

as a child we had a pair of pidgone nest on my window sill. how the babenced ther i will never know. they were wonderful

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

Cute story! I once saw a pair of geese build a nest on the third floor ledge of a medical building. It is amazing where they will nest.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

now that is amazing

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

I'd say you probably had ONE pair of pigeons who returned for their second brood of the year. Doves/pigeons have between 2-5 broods per year (depending on the type). Mother Nature must have known there would be a high fatality rate, so some birds are capable of having serveral broods per year. So, Betty and Bob didn't "brood" much over the loss of their first brood--they started another family!

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

"several" (oops)

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

that is true mz you knolw as much about birds as cats

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

I doubt that!

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