Early this morning we discovered a pigeon lying on the ground outside our front door. He had his head tucked into his plumage but was obviously alive. We tried to resuscitate him with Rescue Remedy but apart from feeble attempts to turn himself around he quickly became comotose again.
We couldn’t leave him outside, cats would get him, and a guy from Tesco was delivering our groceries so I climbed into the attic and brought down a cardboard box. I gently lifted the bird into the box and brought him into the porch.
Jacinta rang a local vet and he said to feed him water and oatmeal. We have millet so we sprinkled some in his box but he still didn’t move.
We left him in the porch to recover while we went to work.
Later the Tesco delivery man came and the pigeon hardly budged, even though we were bringing in large cartons of goods! Later still I looked out the door, the pigeon sprang up out of the box and flew a foot or two to the ground! He was recovering! You can imagine the grin on my face seeing that!
The postman wasn’t so lucky. A few hours later he delivered the mail, I heard a flurry of wings and noise from the front of the house, looked out the window to see him adjusting his cap. There was no sign of the pigeon when I went down to collect the mail., so he’s gone, and hopefully well on the way to recovery!