For those of you following the life and times of Hal the Pigeon here is the latest snapshot of our little guy who is almost a full grown bird now. He’s still got some yellowish fuzz on the top of his head, making it clear he isn’t really as old as he appears, but he’s all grown up for the most part.
We’re not sure how to kick Hal out of the nest, but we’re done with him. he needs to move on. He’s lived with us for a month now, which is the typical period of time a pigeon needs before it can fly away and live on its own.
Papa Harold has been coming around regularly. The guys whibble and warble about learning to fly, getting off this grill and moving on, but Hal doesn’t seem to be ready juuuuust yet. He occasionally hides out under the grill, but as far as we know has never flown.
Until Hal is ready to take off on his own I guess we’ll have to put up with him, his poop and the incessant skittering around (while we’re trying to watch intense scenes from season four of Breaking Bad). Some part of me does love him like only a mother can, but we both know he’s really a freeloading, squatter pigeon. It is time for Hal to spread his winds and fly!