Pigeon Tales

October 27, 2008

Moult and Tons of Feathers and a Love-Nest

Filed under: birds,documentary,moult,photos,PIGEON — pigeonwriter @ 10:09 pm
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From the

Diary as of 9/21 – 9/25/08

Only Jimi and Emma and Pete are sleeping on the balcony in the meanwhile. Pete is losing pounds of feathers, Emma as well. And Jimi – he looks like a vulture. Nothing to notice on Winnie – moultwise – which I find strange. Maybe she starts later with it.

We have a new orphan child which we called Fritzi. He is such a sweetie and begging for food all the time. He is completely dark grey and still has those yellow needle feathers. He has eye rings through which he is easily recognizable. And he seems to look sad somehow.

Winni and Willi are best friends now – always together appearing and flying away. Joey – who was Willi’s girlfriend before – was left by Willi – naughty naughty….

Each morning all 6 piggies appear on the balustrade to get their seeds for breakfast. Well – we have a 7th now: Fritzi, who always tries to get his share… with huge success. He is the smallest and the youngest and the cheakiest. And he confirms his appetite with loud squeaking noises. Very funny.

Emma and Pete are mating AGAIN. Oh my what can I do???

9/25/08 Emma finally started with her moult and suddenly looks like a rat.

And here are the lovers, Pete and Emma, in their cosy love-nest:





  1. Do pigeons migrate? Where in the world are these poor pigeons going to migrate to in Germany? Our birds go to the south or west.

    Comment by Veronica Escudero — December 15, 2008 @ 6:27 am | Reply

  2. Hi Veronica,
    the feral city pigeons do not really migrate. When they have found a good place for breeding and feeding they stay during the whole year. What I did not know, before Emma and Pete decided to live on our balcony was, that the “babies” stay near also.All 4 kids that Emma and Pete had this year are coming each morning for breakfast. And because Emma and Pete don’t go away we have the opportunity to control the breeding of this couple at least.

    Comment by pigeonwriter — December 15, 2008 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

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