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Monday, May 9, 2011

Pigeons

Pigeons are unwanted but here is a few interesting facts...

Pairs are monogamous, often breeding in consecutive seasons for as long as both birds of a pair live.

Most will attempt to raise several broods each year. Sometimes as many as four or five broods will be raised in a single year.

Nesting Habits:

The nesting habits of these birds are a bit unique. The male chooses a site in view of the female, selecting one stick and bringing it back, lays it in front of his mate.

The female who stays at the nesting site accepts the sticks the male brings to her and places them underneath her.

The nest of the these birds can be found along building ledges, rafters and beams like my neighbors pillar
I looked over and saw the two birds...
one flew over to my yard and would get something and take it back to the one sitting on the ledge. Sure enough in just one short day they had a decent size nest.

Neighbors got a big ladder and removed the nest, but next morning they were back and starting all over again.
Some people but up spikes so they can't nest.
Last night as we came home from dinner there were no spikes and no pigeons and our neighbors were out in the yard so hubby hollered at them "Did you get rid of the pigeons?"  They said they had used some kind of adhesive to deter them....I assume it was this

It is sad in a way and I have this picture of a busting at the seams pigeon flying around ready to drop a egg and no nest.... but we are convinced that this is the truth of the matter.


4 comments:

Nancy said...

I've seen the spikes before but not the gel. The local Safeway store recently installed spikes on the areas around the doors.

Thanks for the laugh at the end of your post.

texwisgirl said...

awww. what a life they must lead...

fishducky said...

I assume Volume Two is about cars...

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh - I am behind in knowing things - didn't even know they nested on houses to be honest - I hate spikes and glue!