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Eavestrough entombs chicks, pigeons keep vigil.

by ZooeyKablooey on August 7, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


When the eaves on this building were being repaired, I questioned the worker on how he would deal with the nest of pigeon chicks I could hear cheeping from inside the roof. Obviously, he chose to proceed with the job, sealing the chicks inside. Two weeks later, the adult pigeons still won't leave that spot.

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