We just got back to our house after a week away on vacation. Tonight I was putting my son to bed in his room when I noticed some large critter parked in his windowsill. (There’s currently no screen in the window, and the window only opens about 6 inches because we have one of those window guards installed.) I pulled back the curtain and discovered that it was a pigeon, sitting there nonchalantly in its nest on the sill. Weirdly, or so I thought, it didn’t fly off when I pulled the curtain back. So I called in MrWhatsit to confer, and MrWhatsit kind of gave it a little shove, which finally made it fly off… only to reveal two tiny white eggs in the nest.
I feel terrible. I know, it’s just a pigeon, but I feel bad anyway. We closed the window, which had no effect on the nest, as it was built kind of hanging out on the windowsill a little. I’ve been watching for the last half hour or so, but there have been no signs of mama bird. Did I scare her off permanently or will she come back? I know nothing about bird behavior.