A Pair of Pigeons

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While up at the barn Saturday, I noticed our resident pair of pigeons is building a nest.

I love their beautiful plumage and red eyes. And the little coo, cooing sounds they make. They’ve been with us about a year now showing up┬álast spring and building a nest up in the rafters, but the nest fell down, or was knocked down by a raccoon. So they’re trying again this spring in a different part of the barn. This is as high up at you can go, right up in the peak of the roof. I hope they succeed this time. I wonder what baby pigeons sound like?

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8 Responses

  1. mary m says:

    I had a pet pigeon when I was 12. It would fly
    along side me while I rode my bike. Presently,
    at 65, I still have a nanday conure, and cockatiel
    for companions. I trim their flight feathers enough
    so they can’t fly up and we go outside, during nice
    weather and enjoy the outdoors together. They love
    sitting in small nearby trees,while we have lunch
    together. Birds can be great companions and are very
    smart! mm, vancouver,wa.

    • Suzanne says:

      That must have been so neat to have a pet pigeon come along on your bike rides! Thanks for sharing Mary. xo

  2. Laura says:

    Oh…I hope they are safe and successful raising their little family tucked way up high! What fun it will be to monitor them. Keep us posted when the babies get here. Perhaps you could train them to deliver notes to Harland out in the field.


    • Suzanne says:

      Hey, that would be a good idea. There are certain fields that are a cellphone deadzone. Hmmmmmm………..

  3. Teresa says:

    Hope they have good luck. All I have that nests in my barn are barn swallows.

  4. Tina says:

    You are too cute. We have a ton of pigeons we can’t get rid of in the city. Do you really not have pigeons in the rural areas? We also have Grackles that are fun to watch. Do you get those? City birds and country birds?

    • Suzanne says:

      Oh yes, we have grackles. Love the way they walk, kinda like a duck.
      Flocks of pigeons hang out around grain elevators and eat spilled grain, and out in the country you’ll see a few of them here and there living in barns, like ours. This is the only pair we’ve ever had living here on our place.

  5. Karen says:

    I love the cooing of doves and pigeons, too. How sweet to have a nest to watch! We have wild pigeons here in Washington state. They are larger than the common pigeon, but coo just as pretty. We have a little flock every spring that come to eat black oil sunflower seeds at the feeders. We also have mourning doves. There is nothing sweeter than listening to them coo on a summer evening.xx

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