View Full Version : Where are the baby pigeons?

01-18-2000, 09:23 PM
I remember a SD column years ago which
pondered where the dead pigeons all were.

That made me think, many years later (I'm
slow sometimes), how come I've never seen
a baby, or even youngish, pigeon? By the
time I see them they're all the same size.

Where are the pigeon nests and day-care

01-18-2000, 09:25 PM
They're here (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_015b.html) .

Livin' on Tums, vitamin E and Rogaine

01-18-2000, 09:26 PM
I invite you to re-read that column, because you will find it not only ponders the question, but answers it.

- Rick

01-18-2000, 09:27 PM
Well, sure - if you're only gonna type two words, of course you're gonna win.


- Rick

01-18-2000, 09:27 PM
You know, you don't have to hit the "return" key at the end of each line in the composition window. This is a pretty bright program, and your deathless, immortal prose will word-wrap properly.

That being said, Cecil himself said that baby pigeons stay at home until they are old enough to vote.

Dr. Fidelius, Charlatan
Associate Curator Anomalous Paleontology, Miskatonic University
"You cannot reason a man out of a position he did not reach through reason."

01-18-2000, 09:28 PM
russin'-frussin mussin-frussers...

01-18-2000, 11:48 PM
How often do you see any baby birds?

Most are like the pigeons and don't leave the nest until they are pretty much the size and shape of the adults.

I see some babies knocked out of nests by high winds - a baby robin - but they usually can't fly.

I've seen a couple of baby blue jay, tail too short to be adults.

These are accidents.

Oh, I'm gonna keep using these #%@&* codes 'til I get 'em right.