Thursday, August 23, 2012

Little Miss or Master P

This fellow or felle is born in our balcony. He/she is actually small and can't fly still. Here is one more with the parent P.

A pigeon pair used to visit us all the time. When my son T was not going to school he used to give them roasted gram, water,etc and watch them eat. About 2 months ego they started to spend more time in our balcony and we made a small nest for them with an old carpet on our rowing machine.
Immediately Mrs P laid one egg and one more after 3 days. Both Mr. and Mrs.P sat over the eggs all the time. Eggs hatched after 3 weeks, again one after the other in a matter of 2-3 days. Both the parents got super busy feeding the chicks very frequently.

This is about 1 week after hatching.
We went to a trip to Orissa, that is, Puri and Bhubneshwar for 10 days. By the time we came back,  the smaller one had died due to unknown reasons and the elder one was unrecognisable. We thought both the chicks have gone and Mrs.P is sitting alone. It is difficult to say he/she is still young unless you compare with the parent Pigeon.


This fellow may fly away within no time. He/she grooms himself all the time. Mrs or Mr.P have reduced feeding and grooming him, probably wants him to feed himself.
One lesson learnt. I have to try it on my son T.


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