A baby squeaks

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.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to A baby squeaks

  1. We have our share of resident pigeons

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