A few videos of pigeons in love. I really like the first video. The woodies are adorable!
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Pigeon Rescue: people who can help
Links to various pigeon-friendly organisations, groups, rescue centres, and vets that can help with injured, ill or orphaned pigeons and doves.
The problem of chronic egg laying
Talking about the problem of continuous egg laying in birds (e.g. risks to health) and possible solutions.
Welfare of fancy pigeons
Discussing the genetic welfare problems of some fancy pigeon breeds.
How to tell if a pigeon is male or female
Explaining a bit about sexing pigeons.
The scoop on pigeon poop!
Are pigeon faeces dangerous to humans and can it be used as fertiliser?
Pet pigeons - what we mean
Explaining what we mean when we talk about keeping pigeons as pets. In brief: We mean keeping tame, imprinted or disabled pigeons that would not otherwise survive in the wild.
Feral pigeons and disease – do pigeons carry disease?
Do pigeons pose a threat to the public and your health. The quick answer is: No, they do not. Don’t believe me? Well, read the full article to find out.
Hand-rearing pigeons - right or wrong?
Controversial post on whether it is right to hand-rear a pigeon on its own and therefore potentially cause them to become imprinted on humans.
Why we don’t normally see baby pigeons, their growth rate (photos included) and info on what to do if you find a baby pigeon.
Pigeon Rescue: what to do with injured, ill and orphaned pigeons
Information on what to do, as well as links to various sites about pigeon rescue.
There were 18 feral pigeons in our garden this morning. That’s 16 more since we’ve moved in. I guess it doesn’t help that we’ve set up a multi-bird feeder and throw peanuts and seed in abundance around the garden. I think we’ll be having loads of new pigeons soon when their babies start leaving the nest. Here’s hoping!
This afternoon we had a friend come round to see us and meet Elmo and Georgie. As you can imagine Elmo was very excited and it was lovely to see our friend fall in love with him. Nobody can resist the charms of Elmo!!
Georgie is going to lay an egg any moment now and she’s been very sweet to us, nibbling our hands and cuddling up to us. She didn’t pay much attention to our friend but that’s just Georgie in her eggy mood.
It is the time for love and the wood pigeons living in the tree opposite us have been canoodling every morning:
I can’t wait for little baby woodies to appear with mum and dad to eat the peanuts in our garden!
I’ve been looking for photos of pigeons kissing and found many on the net, just type in ‘pigeons kissing’ and you’ll see many images of pigeons showing their affections (too many photos for me to post here). Such loving creatures!
I just hope that more people go ‘aaaw’ when they see pigeons kissing. I sure do!!