Just thought I'd bore you with some more pigeon pictures, it's been a while since I added the last lot!
Bomber and Pilot -
Milton and Padstow -
Alan (Alan is actually a girl, my nextdoor neighbour found her under his car so I named her after him. She was half starved, I had to force feed her one seed at a time for a good hour just to start her eating. She's since paired up with Butthead and is the picture of health!) -
Having a fly! -
And more flying! -
I'd better stop there or the page will take a week to load!
Butthead was mean when I first got him! He'd go after the females something horrible. I told him to stop being such a Butthead and it stuck! Unfortunate bird!! He's calmed down a lot as he's got older now. He's ever-so gentle with Alan, she's half his size and I think he realises he could hurt her if he chased her around.
I love thinking of names for the pigeons. It seems easier than naming the little birds for some reason. I've also had three that have been victims of the sparrow hawk that were called Coop, Lofty and Boeing. I thought they were pretty good names! Boeing was Airbus's sister. And I had Simon but I let him out for a test flight after being shut in for three months and he flew straight back to his old house The lady I bought him from won't return my calls so I guess she doesn't want me to have him back. I think Doris and Daisy will have to be re-homed as they came from her too and I'm sure they'd just fly back as it's only down the road. I don't want her to have them back now!! Ted, Milton and Padstow are all "grandad related names". He was called Ted and he lived on Padstow Avenue in Milton Keynes! Milton and Padstow are Simon and Daisy's chicks. The other's have relitively boring names really. I went for an aeroplane related name thing with Bomber and Pilot, they're kinda like little aeroplanes! Hehe
Aww George, a quite a few of mine fell victim to chicken hawks...It breaks your heart when you see it happen!! you cant get it out of your mind, but its nature & birds of prey so goes the cycle of life, sometimes its cruel though..
No, it's not nice at all is it?! I only ever saw Lofty get caught, the other two just didn't come back one day. I assume the sparrow hawk got them as he was often around. It's a real pain as they have to be shut in for two weeks after each time it happens otherwise the hawk would keep coming back and eat all of them! Thankfully, since we moved house, the only hawk we have round here is a little kestrel and I don't think he'd be able to catch one of my porky pidgeys!