Has anyone ever seen a baby pigeon? Grown-up pigeons are everywhere in every city you've ever been to, I'm sure...but have you ever seen an actual baby?
I have. And let me tell you...it is not cute. No offense to our feathered-street-walking-why do they always have mangled feet-friends, of course, but oh my lord with a side of sweet baby jeebus...they are u-g-l-y.
It looks like another pigeon couple has set up shop (and by shop I mean a nest) in our office window and I've decided to document the days until the little critters hatch for no other reason than it is so weird and strangely satisfying to look at a baby pigeon! I can't decide if this pigeon couple is the most ghetto or most bad ass nest building duo ever; using only a few twigs and a Diet Coke can.
Here's momma taking her turn nesting:
And big poppa performing some fatherly duties....
How do I know which pigeon is which sex, you ask? Let's just say I have seen this pair, on multiple occasions, getting Olivia Newton John "Physical" with each other. Yikes. The yuckiest part about this is that as time goes on it's going to get more and more difficult to see the nest due to the accumulation of...well...poo on the window. Grosser than gross, I know.
Since we'll be tracking this family for a bit I decided we should make it more personal.
Let's vote on a name, shall we?
Rock the Vote!