Not many have seen pigeon’s chicks, I learned today. So I am, and you are now lucky. This common wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) made the nest in our balcony in southern Finland. What a great place under the roof: no rain, less wind, very warm.
These city pigeons do not care too much about people. This couple let us move freely, they just freeze when we are close to them. In this picture taken this week (early August) the chick is about one week old, hatched by the male. (There should be two chicks, but I could see only one.)
The first try of hatching in a different corner three months earlier (late April) was not a success. The nest was abandoned soon after laying these two eggs, which were soon eaten by squirrels (we guess). I took the picture below after a longish absence of the couple. Luckily the second (or could be a even third) try was a success.