Freaking Out About a Pigeon. Again.

This poor pigeon is huddled on my air conditioner. They never do that. There’s no shelter in this spot. It’s been there for an hour, and it’s snowing and raining terribly. I don’t know what to do. I can’t get at him from this window and I’m too afraid of heights to try to reach him from another window, even if I could figure out a way how.

I’m so upset. He has the same coloring as the pigeon I rescued. What if it is the same pigeon, coming back to me for help??

Update: The pigeon is gone. Thank god. It was killing me. Maybe I should go downstairs and see it’s on the street.

Further Update: Another pigeon is now huddled in the same spot. Maybe this spot offers something I’m not aware of.

Pigeon Huddled on Air Conditioner

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “Freaking Out About a Pigeon. Again.

  1. They will be fine. Pigeons have been out in all types of weather for millions of years. He’s probably just taking a time out from all that weird weather (thunder snow? Really?).

    Whatever you do, don’t climb out to try to get him. I’m much more concerned about you slipping (and you don’t have wings to fly with) than I am about the pigeon.

  2. I think I figured it out. The radiator is under that window. Maybe it heats up the metal of the air conditioner a little bit?

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