Oh goodness. They've hatched (you know, the little suckers I talked about here). They've hatched...and...well...they are as hideous as I remember. I love animals, I truly do...but I am having quite the difficult time having anything but cringe/gag/shiver reactions to these weird little creatures. They are not fluffy like baby chicks (who doesn't love a baby chick?) but rather spikey and boney and about as un-cuddly as any animal could possibly be.
Behold, Nicky and Alex, children to our pigeon friends Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse;
The darker coloring you see is not soft feathers but rather a briney bone around which their feathers have yet to grow. It gives me the willies just *thinking* about touching them. Woof.
Well, now you've all seen a baby pigeon. Unfortunately.
Welcome to the world, Nicky and Alex!