There is a puffy pigeon sitting in my garden and it looks sick. Does anyone know what could be wrong with it or what I can do to help?
That's a juvenile Wood Pigeon. Check www.helpwildlife.co.uk and see if there is a pigeon friendly rescue near to you. I would advise against taking it to a vet. If the bird lets you pick it up then it certainly is poorly (the photo suggests it is unwell). Keep it in a lidded box, preferably with a piece of cloth or towel at the bottom to give the bird something to cling to and also to offer insulation. A dish of water would help too. Keeping the bird warm and hydrated is key.
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
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