Baby Pigeon on its own

We have a young pigeon hanging around the terrace and doesn’t look like it’s able to fly yet. It’s not injured it just slowly walks around then settles die a while. Reviewing websites I’ve put sugar/salt water in a small bowl outside and some peas/seed in case but it’s not interested. I did see a large pigeon come down briefly and they interacted briefly but flew off within seconds and I’m just concerned leaving it overnight in case the foxes are around. Any advice welcome! 

  • The same happened in our garden last year, seems to be a normal situation. The parents will fly in regularly to feed it. The baby bird hid overnight in a wood storage box in our garden. It all seemed pretty high risk with cats around, but the baby bird did survive here.
  • I have a similar situation. A pigeon has been hanging about in front of the house for a few days. It doesn't fly away when approached, but seems to disappear from view now and again so must be hiding in the bushes. I was wondering what to do as well.

  • I have had a young woodie in the garden recently unable to fly and after observing for a long time the parent came back and fed it a couple of times a day..few days later it made it back up to the tall trees so my advice leave well alone and hope for the best

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Linda257:

    The young pigeon is still camped out the front of my house. It has so far avoided next door's cat, although I did see the cat looking at it the other day. I can't say I've seen any parents visiting it. It's starting to look a bit sorry for itself, so at what point should I intervene and maybe phone the SSPCA?
  • In reply to Stephen65:

    Oh dear that's not good as that's a few days now. Maybe you should give them a ring for some advice, sorry I cant be of any more help

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Stephen65:

    Keep us posted how you get on Stephen

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  • A young (?) pigeon appeared on top of the greenhouse this morning and has stayed there since. An adult seems to be tucked into a tree close by most of the time. I hope it is able to fly away soon. Sparrowhawks visit the garden regularly and this looks rather vulnerable.

  • In reply to DB_Fife:

    Yes you have a young woodie..looks healthy enough

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