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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Butterfly » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:25 pm

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Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:27 pm
Great news, Walter the one-legged pigeon appeared to today. He looks to be coping well with his disability. :nod:
So pleased to hear that Jack :goodvibes: , Walter came to my mind just yesterday for some reason, good to hear he is doing ok :)

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:09 pm

It is 2 months since the last sighting but Walter turned up this evening. Still coping well finding plenty to eat under the hanging feeders.

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Willpar » Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:23 am

Good to learn Walter is doing well JS.

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Butterfly » Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:34 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:09 pm
It is 2 months since the last sighting but Walter turned up this evening. Still coping well finding plenty to eat under the hanging feeders.
Makes me so happy to hear that Jack :D :clap:

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:37 pm

feral Pigeons have been visiting my garden for at least 20 years. In recent years the average number was 15 per visit. Three visits per day was the norm during the summer and two in winter.
Today and every day this week there were no visits whatsoever :shrug:
The piles of dropped food under the feeders are getting ever higher. :(
I know I have cursed them on this forum many times but I am genuinely missing them.

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Butterfly » Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:12 pm

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:37 pm
feral Pigeons have been visiting my garden for at least 20 years. In recent years the average number was 15 per visit. Three visits per day was the norm during the summer and two in winter.
Today and every day this week there were no visits whatsoever :shrug:
The piles of dropped food under the feeders are getting ever higher. :(
I know I have cursed them on this forum many times but I am genuinely missing them.
I wonder why that is Jack :unsure: And I do believe you miss them because, even though in groups and messy, they are such gentle funny birds :love:

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:20 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:12 pm
Jacksparrow wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:37 pm
feral Pigeons have been visiting my garden for at least 20 years. In recent years the average number was 15 per visit. Three visits per day was the norm during the summer and two in winter.
Today and every day this week there were no visits whatsoever :shrug:
The piles of dropped food under the feeders are getting ever higher. :(
I know I have cursed them on this forum many times but I am genuinely missing them.
I wonder why that is Jack :unsure: And I do believe you miss them because, even though in groups and messy, they are such gentle funny birds :love:
I don't have a well informed theory. But.....in a completely different setting someone in my local town facebook group was having a rant about a feral pigeon they'd found in their garden with airgun pellet wounds. Could it be that someone had started taking potshots at them and scared them off. I honestly don't know and I'm grasping at straws :shrug:

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Willpar » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:05 pm

Could well be the case JS.

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Butterfly » Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:54 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:20 pm
Could it be that someone had started taking potshots at them and scared them off.
:( :(

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Re: Feral Pigeons

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:35 pm

Two Ferals appeared today briefly. They were pigging out on the discarded seed but seemed very nervous. They sensed they were being watched and flew off.

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