I am so excited to announce you that we have two new special guests living with us for the next few months! They are quite discreet, independent and do not make too much noise…except in the morning when I hear them speaking their guttural and unintelligible language. As you may wonder, they are not humans but birds. We have two parents-to-be pigeons that chose our balcony as the perfect place where to build their nest. What I have always considered a small balcony for these birds is a habitable terrace. The female has already deposited two small white and smooth eggs. According to what I read, the hatch date seems to be close: within 2 weeks.
It is not the first time that a couple of pigeons choose our balcony to build the nest: the last time happened about three years ago. We saw two small and blondish baby birds coming out from the eggs and then started to take flight lessons.
This time it was a real surprise. We did not even notice they were building the nest.
I have to admit that at first I was not so happy to have pigeons living again on our balcony but my husband found a solution that convinced me. He used a board in order to delimit their space from ours. He cut it with a jigsaw to better adapt. Finally, he even decided to use a webcam in order to show our daughter what the pigeons are doing and how their babies will look like.
By the way, during the day (European time zone) you can see them here in streaming:
The pigeons are online every day from 8 am till 8 pm.
The pigeons declare that they are aware of the rights under Art. 13 of Italian Law 675/96 and give their permission for their personal data to be used solely in this project nominated “Big Pigeons Brother”.
Come often to check when the eggs hatch!