It never occurred to me when I bought my house ten years ago that I would become obsessed by pigeons. However, there we have it….
Yesterday, when I looked out into the garden, I noticed one such sunbathing by the Jerusalem artichokes. It was so laid back it continued in its supine position even when I went out to water the tomato plant in the pot near the back door.
Not quite so happy was a baby/fledging. As I was hanging washing out this morning, I saw the bird pecking by the back door. When it saw me approaching it started to wail and stood frozen, clearly unsure what to do.
In the end, it made a run for it along the side of the fence. Quite how it had got there I don’t know because I didn’t see it fly in. What I did see, though, was an adult pigeon arrive and then seemingly upon seeing me depart again.
Anyway, I am glad to see the resident pigeon isn’t the only one visiting the garden at the moment. There will be lots of food round about but I have missed them recently.