Pigeon Tales

July 13, 2008

First Quills and last Days in Peace…

Filed under: birds,documentary,funny,photos,PIGEON,pigeon babies — pigeonwriter @ 11:57 am
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From the

Diary as of 7/3/ – 7/5/08

Things change very quickly. While on one day you could hardly see any sign of feathers already the next day there is a huge difference.

7/05/08 Winnie is 1 week old now!!!

Both new babies have already quills sticking out now and develop much quicker than the older babies from spring (if you compare the photo from earlier you will realize that these are looking the same now after 1 week as the older ones after 11 days).

Both are already trying to stand up and exercising their leg muscles. Both babies seem to be more vivid than the first ones and are moving a little bit around already. And what’s also different – parents started to leave them alone already.

One can also see that Winnie will have a little white spot on his head- not as big as his elder brother’s Willy but a white spot anyway.

Both babies have definitely a different character than the older ones. They “talk” much more and are much less “defensive”.

And here are some photos of the older “babies” and – as I know later on – the last ones where they can sit in peace together in their favourite basket on the board:

Here is Willy with the shower cap:

And here is Joey – the sweetie:



  1. Sincere greetings,

    I happened to come across this blog on this beautiful hour. Through reading every chapter of your writings, one is reminded in this profound connection between nature and the respect you have shown to all animals.

    The pictures you have taken are all very beautiful…I am sure every reader can actually feel as if the birds are talking to them. I have not seen a new born pigeon before, so this is very enlightening to me as I view them on a first time.

    Thank you very much for sharing, and every reader will no doubt, sincerely appreciated the significance of all your thoughts.

    Best wishes and good health.


    Comment by windflowers — July 15, 2008 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  2. Greetings again,

    May I ask if the pigeons family live together (with their babies) closely knitted forever or they part when the babies seek individual path away when they are adult age?

    Thanks for your reply.


    Comment by windflowers — July 15, 2008 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Windflowers – thank you very much for your sweet comment.
    Currently we have no idea how the family continues to develop. At current state the first babies are still coming and try to take their favourite sleeping places but are chased away by the parents because of the new babies. Since 2 days yet they have been victorius and slept on the balcony again.
    We are very curious ourselves how our pigeons are going to behave when the yonger babies become adults.
    It’s all very interesting to observe. Will continue to report.

    Comment by pigeonwriter — July 15, 2008 @ 10:37 pm | Reply

  4. Greetings

    Yes it will be interesting and educational to follow their life patterns. I feel it is lovely to live among all kinds of birds and pigeons. These little friends crafted an environment that de-emphasised social class or status. I feel happy especially feeding pigeons where their own circle of influence can really welcome people who are different than them. Pigeons are very friendly birds. Compared to other species of birds (eg: sparrows or blue birds, etc), pigeons show more trust towards human beings. Take for example, if one feed a pigeon for a continous 5 days or less…the same pigeon will without fear, go near to you. But for other birds, they may not do so. I feel pigeons have a very gentle and trustful heart, therefore they eat everything what humans offer. Sometimes, if they are unfortunate, they fall into being poisoned.

    Peace to all the pigeons…


    Comment by Windflowers — July 16, 2008 @ 5:55 am | Reply

  5. Hi there, thank you for your photos. As I was putting some new baby chicks into the chicken coop tonight, I noticed a small “chick”, that I know was not from my flock. Upon further investigation, I noticed the beak, so came on the net to see what I could find, and found your pics. I’m certain it is a pigeon, just don’t know how hw ended up in there. We do have pigeons in another part of the barn, so figure he must have fallen into this part. Now, I don’t know what to do with him. Do I leave him with the chicks? Try to move him to se if mom will claim him? I would really hate to lose him because I don’t know how to care for him. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Comment by bowie — July 24, 2008 @ 10:39 pm | Reply

  6. Hi bowie – if you are sure that it is a pigeon please try to find the nest and simply put him back there. The parents will continue to feed him. While real chickens can feed themselves from the first day little pigeon babies cannot because they need the crop milk and later on the pre-digested food from their parent’s beaks. It takes about 3-4 weeks until pigeon babies can feed themselves.

    Hope everything goes okay. Would you let me know?
    Thanks a lot,
    warm regards, Petra

    Comment by pigeonwriter — July 25, 2008 @ 6:17 pm | Reply

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