Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I checked on my pigeons on my rusty fire escape last night before I went to bed at about 11:30pm. The baby was doing good and the ugly dad was in the nest (rusty can) with it.

I don't like the father pigeon because it was a wimp. Every time I would look out the window it would fly off and leave the baby exposed to predators and the cold weather. The father usually had the night shift of sitting on the eggs or being with the baby.

The pretta fat momma pigeon would never leave her baby. She sat there and would whip at my hand and peck my hand if I got too close while giving her rice, oats and popcorn for food, very protective. She usually took over at around 12 noon sitting in the nest and feeding duties.

Every day around 9am I would see a giant black crow fly up on my fire escape and when it saw me it would fly off immediately. The pigeons were always looking up in the sky for hawks? crows?

I woke up this morning and was immediately saddened when at 8:45am I looked out the windows and saw an empty nest (can). I saw the father and mother walking on the fire escape as if they were looking for the baby.

The mother was still outside on the fire escape at 6pm calling out for her baby and at 9pm now she is still out there perched above the pigeon spikes next to the fire escape.

What do you think happened ? I don't know but have surveyed the crime scene and I'm treating this as foul play.

There is no way a cat could get to my fire escape unless it climbed up a tree, jumped onto the bars sign and jumped off that onto the fire escape.

I have upstairs neighbors who could come down my fire escape and steal it, but that is unlikely. They have a dog, so I would doubt they have a cat and I don't think it could have made it back up the fire escape stairs.

I surveyed the crime scene and have found no blood on the fire escape, in the next or on the sidewalk below, so I don't think the baby got out and fell.

There was evidence of a struggle. I circled in red a piece of cookie I gave to the pigeons. In one picture the baby is sitting next to it, and when I looked out first thing this morning, the bread was outside the can (nest.)

Does this suggest death from above? The baby was pretty big, could a crow go in, scare off the father and take the baby with not spilling a drop of blood?

A hawk could have I think? Why is the bread out of the can? Why is there no blood?

or... were my upstairs neighbors pissed I kept opening and shutting the window to video the pigeons and kidnapped it? I guess I will never know :(

The pic is the last time momma and baby were together :( how sad :(

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Baby Pigeon is Getting Older


I couldn't imbed it because I loaded it into lame google video because the file size was too big.

I have noticed the black ugly pigeon is a wimp where the pretty momma light pigeon is not afraid of me.

It is a sad day today because I realized the second egg was broke and had not chance to hatch, so I grabbed it and threw it in the street, it was hard boiled by the sun a few days ago. I didn't want too many flies to come up.

I feel lucky to checking out this baby pigeon grow up all because I've been working on my new website

I've been wanting to change my San Francisco Personal Training website fitSF, but I've been wrapped up with the other site which takes me like 2 days a page at least.

I uploaded another video a couple nights ago on youtube which I thought was really cool.

Monday, April 14, 2008

1 egg Hatched - Is Mother Nature or God Sending me Messages ?

The picture on the Right is the actual baby pigeon on my fire escape.

The pigeon on the left is a picture of Balut which I found online.

March 24th is when I first noticed the pigeon in the rusty coffee can on my fire escape. I noticed the pigeons sharing nest building duties. A couple days later I noticed an egg in the center of their nest. March 29th I noticed 2 eggs in the can. I was anxious for them to hatch and looked out there often.

I finally read online that it takes 18 days of the fat pigeon sitting on the egg for them to hatch. I waited patiently and a couple days ago I noticed the fat pigeon was sitting on a baby pigeon.

SURPRISE baby pigeons are yellow.

I want to catch the second egg hatching on camera with my canon hg10 high definition camcorder but I don't know when it will hatch as the pigeon is sitting on top of it.

Here is where the story gets interesting...

I got to work Saturday morning. As I was walking into j + k fitness studio on Mission St. I noticed an uninvited guest. No JOKE, a wounded pigeon had made it's way down the 40 yard hallway and into the studio. As I walked in, it was hopping and hopped into the bathroom. I took a towel and followed it, until I could throw the towel over it and transport it back out onto mission st.

I thought, that was crazy, here is Mr. Pigeon Blogging San Francisco Personal trainer and for the first time in 3 1/2 years a pigeon enters my workplace. It was almost as if the pigeon was calling me for help.

My client I was training at the time has been dealing with many possibly serious health problems such as blood clots and possible cancer. It was the first time I had trained him in 3 months.

My father also had his last chemotherapy for non Hodgkin's Lymphoma the previous Saturday.

This had me thinking whether mother nature, god, or whoever is sending me signals about something ???? any ideas ?

Then off to Japanese Class which is in Pacific Heights / Japan Town. I was on my break, I walked down to Bush to a corner store to get a sandwich.

On the way out, Guess what ? Another wounded pigeon was sitting in the middle of the sidewalk! It wasn't there on the way in. I was kind of freaked out.

I got home from Japanese class a couple hours later and low and behold a pigeon egg hatched. I took a video of it and a picture of the baby pigeon.

It's not over... I get to the studio on Sunday to train a client and in the fridge is Balut from one of Jae's clients Ray, who I have been half jokingly talking about bringing me. Balut is not just duck eggs, but duck Embryo, an unhatched baby duck boiled in the egg! Balut is Filipino delicacy. THAT PICTURE OF BALUT (ABOVE) IS FROM THE NET, NOT MINE!

Last thing, today, when a pigeon flew out of the can, it accidentally dropped it's egg out of the can! So I went out on the fire escape and took a piece of tissue and put the egg back in the can.

All these things are coincidence? I am usually skeptical about every supposedly supernatural occurance, but could this be supernatural ?

Is God, Mother nature, Buddha, or whoever you believe in Sending me a message of some kind ? The reason I have noticed these pigeons so much is because I've been working countless hours on my new website I am perplexed and hope I don't have any more bird experiences.

The only logical explanation I can think of is this time of year Spring. During spring it is the time for birds to hatch.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

San Francisco Personal Training Pigeons sitting on eggs

I finally gave in and went online and researched pigeons. It turns out they always lay 2 eggs. This time the 2 eggs happen to be on my rusty fire escape in a rusty coffee can.

I had been anxious to catch the eggs hatching on my canon hg10 high definition camcorder, but I read that it takes 18 days for pigeon eggs to hatch under the right conditions.

I assume that fat momma pretty pigeon knows what the proper conditions are so I will hopefully see them hatch in about a week and a half.

I have been working long hours on my new website so I've been just sitting here with the pigeons. I look to my right now and see the big fat pretty momma pigeon just sitting in her rusty ghetto can.

I have noticed that there are 2 pigeons who take shifts sitting on the eggs. One comes at around 1pm and flies up to the railing of the fire escape, hops down to a pillow and then flies into the can.

The patience these pigeons have is amazing, I think the impatient pigeons' eggs will not survive. I blogged about the eggs under the fire escape.
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