There has been a wood pigeon nest in our neighbour's small hawthorn tree just the other side of the fence. A very small tree for such large birds! About 2 weeks ago the tree, and presumably the nest, were no longer big enough for the baby wood pigeon, so since then he has been sitting on top of our fence amidst the honeysuckle. Our neighbour has a lot of cats so it is quite surprising that he has survived, but he has.
We have been lucky enough to see him being fed a couple of times - although it's not a pretty sight!
Yesterday he decided to take his first flight, sadly straight into our window. Here he is, having made it back up onto the bench, and not quite sure where to go next.
He had another couple of goes at flying yesterday evening, but sadly the window kept getting in the way. His flying was pretty good but his sense of direction was appalling!
This morning he has gone - hopefully he worked out which way was house and which way was sky. There are no feathers, so at any rate that's a good sign!