Saturday, October 11, 2008

Baby Pigeon Update

These photos were taken over the past few days. Baby's fine,
doing well and growing fast. It sensed D for danger everytime
I climbed a rickety table to get a closer look. I was wrong in
thinking it'd go "cheep-cheep" (an overdose of bird cartoons in
my younger days!!) because the only sound it made came from
opening and shutting its beak. Although I took great care not
to scare it, it was annoyed. I was, after all, an alien.

All puffed up as I went nearer for this shot.

I didn't see the mother near the nest when I went to the shed
but she was in the vicinity, either on the wire or on a tree,
and that was a heartening sight.

These might also turn out to be the last pictures. Look at the
feathers! Isn't she beautiful? And beginning to look like the
mother too! She even raised one feather when I went too close.
She could well be on her maiden flight in a day or two. And I
also found out that a fledgeling pigeon is called a squab. I
wasn't aware about this earlier.

I thought the beak looked too long for such a tiny body but
a few days' growth has changed all that. Here's to a fine
little bird....may you never run out of worms, nuts, leaves,
bugs and berries. And if you're a 'she' as I'd like to believe,
may you come here when it's time for you, to nest and brood...


tina said...

They grow so fast and very beautiful indeed.

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! I've never seen a baby pigeon before, thanks for sharing. :)

marmee said...

glad your pigeon is doing well. i went and looked at the other photos too it must have been scared seeing you with your lens. it is cute.

Susie said...

I can't believe how fast baby birds grow up. One day they have no feathers and the next they are completely covered. What a sweet little birdie! She probably will be leaving the nest before you know it.

Carla said...

Oh, my, 'she' has really grown fast! Thank you for sharing your treasure!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Tina/Racquel/Marmee/Susie/Carla,

Thank you all so much! The baby pigeon is still here and I'm hoping I'll be able to see and capture its first flight!

walk2write said...

It's adorable! I'm glad to see she is growing up and looks healthy and well-fed. Be careful climbing up on that rickety table!

Kanak Hagjer said...

W2W, thank you for following the pigeon's progress! She flew a short distance today, inside the shed. I felt so proud!

And I did fall, from the table because one leg gave away. Lol! Luckily I wasn't hurt much because I managed to hold on to a wooden post. But thanks for your advice. I'll surely be careful.

garden girl said...

Aw, what a pretty little baby! I have never seen a baby pigeon before. She looks so sweet, and has grown into her beak quite nicely!