Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On Pigeons

I like pigeons, as long as they are in Trafalgar Square or the Gateway of India. I do not like them pecking new shoots from my plants, and I definitely do not like them flying into my bedroom, and trying it make a nest on top of the cupboard. But a fresh-air fiend like me, couldn't keep all the windows closed all the time, either.


Finally, I gave up the fight, and let the pigeon lay its eggs outside my bedroom window. I am not too happy about it. But at least the kids have something to keep them occupied.
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11 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, poor pigeon has to nest SOMEWHERE!

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I understand why you don't want pigeons nesting too close. But I have to say, I admire them. Pigeons are gutsy birds with an attitude and there's something appealing about the fact that they do their own thing. I respect that about them.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That would be cool. We have a bird nesting on our front porch right now. Chirping baby birds will eventually drive me crazy, but it won't last too long.

Marjorie said...

I call pigeons rats with wings. That said I DO prefer birds to actual rats.

Better is Possible said...

Pigeons! My husband is planning on raising them once he officially retires. Racing pigeons, show pigeons...some are quite striking. My reverend has plans in place for his pigeon loft. It may have to be sized down a bit. I can't believe I forgot about P for pigeons. Thanks so much for your post.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

pigeons.. they can be a pest..but BErt from sesame street loved them.. I love the picture you captured... of the pigeon and the eggs.

Danette said...

At least it's a pretty pigeon. Ours are gray and rather bland looking. But green or gray, pigeons are rather pesky.

salarsenッ said...

Beautiful pic. And, um...I'm not into them pecking, either. lol

GigglesandGuns said...

Blessings to you! I couldn't do it.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Thank goodness I have screened windows! Even with screens there is no guarantee. We've had a squirrel eat his way through into our kitchen. We've also had bats sneak in. No way to completely critter-proof your home, I guess. Thanks for sharing your pigeon story.

Tina said...

Not a pigeon fan either. I open my windows as much as possible, and most pests can't make it through the screen. When visiting in Sweden, I'm always startled again with the lack of screens, yet open windows are the norm. They do what's called, loosely translated, "weathering" which means each morning while making the beds, weather being no factor, the windows are open to freshen the room. Does India have screens on their windows as a norm, or as an exception?
Tina @ Life is Good

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