we have a pigeon nest in our garden. The chicks look to be around 10 days old I think. Mum left them this morning and hasn’t returned ... should I be worried? How long can then be left at this point?
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Are you near here Nancyif you need help & advice if parent bird not back yet?
So pleased to hear parent is back & that you are looking out for them! A regular on here called Monkeycheese has a great deal to do with feral pigeon rescue in London & links with Pigeon Rescue, they are a great bunch ... MC even has an aviary in his garden now to help cope with releases & long term stayers ... I have alerted him to your concerns by email & am sure he will give you good advice, he may well be at work just now!
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