Saw a pigeon earlier in the week with a broken wing. Then yesterday morning, at work, another (same??) pigeon waddled by the office window with the same wing!
I decided I must feed it.
Apparently there is no pigeon food around the office – actually, there’s not much of any food around the office right now.
I sent an urgent message to my boss – went a little something like this:
Subject – ‘Pigeon with a bum wing’.
I found a trail mix bar and scurried out the door.
Couldn’t find pigeon.
Then ended up walking right past him as he nestled in an alcove behind spider webs.
He came out of his little wind breaker area and waddled off away from me.
Here I am stalking the poor thing saying “Hey! Hey … I have food”
He didn’t care.
I’m tossing bits of trail mix at him and trying to remember if that thing about pigeons remembering faces is true or not.
Evidently it is true http://www.livescience.com/14895-pigeons-recognize-human-faces.html
Maybe if the person the face is attached to is tossing food directly at your rear while frantically pursuing you, the pigeon does not consider this a good thing??
I’m nice to the pigeons (much to everyone’s chagrin) but obviously I haven’t made enough eye contact with them since they keep flying (or quickly walking) off when I come near.
(OH! They’ve rebuilt the nest by the way. Muah ha ha!!!! And it is magnificent. I’m so proud.)
I must remember to bring a bag of bread crumbs and stare at them until they memorize my face!!
Maybe put a photo up by the nest?
Would have to put one down in the alcove too … for Mr. Waddles.