Thursday, May 13, 2010

Where do Baby Pigeons Come From? They Come From My Porch.

Previously, I posted about a pigeon nesting on my porch. She produced a couple eggs, but frankly I didn't follow up on it because they turned out to be duds. I'm sure that's the correct term an ornithologist would use–duds. But the pigeon mother and father rebuilt the nest and tried again, and yesterday I noticed mother was absent for the first time in weeks. So I stood up on the porch railing and saw this:

I know they look huge compared to that egg on the left (another dud?), but a little internet research tells me they're not much more than a week old. I probably shouldn't get attached, but I would like y'all's help in naming them. Thank you.

20 comments:

Josh said...

I'm going to vote for one of them to be named Mo. Seems fitting for a pigeon.

Rosemoo said...

I'm gonna go for broke and suggest Smelly. Possibly Toodlewinks.

YourBigBrudder said...

Your eldest niece suggests Penelope and Andrew. I don't know why.

Holly Jane said...

Hereabouts, there is a long tradition of naming stray birds Mugwort. (Coincided by a long tradition of burying ex-stray-birds behind the house.) Putting in suggestion for Mugwort I and Mugwort II. Maybe Mugwort Nil, for the dud. *folding up voting paper, stuffing into slot beside monitor* Off to call the IT man.

Brian Biggs said...

Jon and Lane. That's good names.
Or maybe Sonny and Cher.

Surfer Jay said...

Considering they are often compared to the rodents that scury below our feet about our basement cellars, may I reccomend Nicodemus and Jenner.

Z-Kids said...

I had to research and draw a baby pigeon for a book just last week. Those are some pretty freaky creatures. All that weird yellow hair... ~~shivers~~

But my vote for pigeon names:

BERT & BERNICE

Eric Blair said...

How about Dudley, in honor of the lost siblings.

david elzey said...

if you name one Mo then the other should be named Willams.

paul and joanne, maybe? (after newman and woodward)

peanut butter and jelly?

apples and oranges?

nostradamus and rasputin?

Joe Sutphin said...

I say,
Pidge and Ian...get it? ha ha...

azang said...

Lurch and Elvis.

Mat T. Wilson said...

Because I like alliteration and someone already suggested Penelope, my vote is for Penelope and Pete.

Pidgeon Penelope and Pidgeon Pete.

childermass2 said...

I'm voting for Wackford and Smike-you can't go wrong with Dickens.

Dan Santat said...

Tomax and Xamot

Sandra Lucia said...

this is amazing me and my dad rescue injure birds.

Nif said...

I think that it is a really bad idea to get attached to baby birds. The likelihood is so high that they will die and break your heart.

S.C. Watson said...

Alowiscious & Periwinkle III.

Anonymous said...

Larry Funklesteen and The Grunkus.

Kitty Sparks said...

Xavier and Milla? (But like the pretentious Zah-vee-yay)

Wröng said...

How about 'Beans' and 'Spunk'? You know, full of zest, get up and go, energy.
Beans.
Spunk.

Got to be. In my mind they are already.