Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Friday, August 5, 2011 6:53 PM
Yesterday, I noticed a little pigeon scrapping around under the plants in the front yard. I figured it was just finding some tasty seeds or bugs. But today I came home to find it sitting quietly in a corner of my backyard under the rabbitry where I have a bunch of branches piled for the chickens to hang out on.
Obviously, it must be injured. I reached down and grabbed it with only the smallest of effort. Definately a juvenile. I held it for several minutes talking to it softly and stroking it's back to try to calm it down. I stretched out one wing, and then the other. Yup, just as I thought. A small injury to one wing right at the elbow. Probably a swipe from a cat. It doesn't look like a bad break at all, and otherwise the bird looks quite healthy.
If it ends up unable to fly, perhaps it will decide that life here isn't so bad and take up residence. Who knows? But I figure a few days of peace and quiet will do it good.