On Friday, Mrs Hughes rescued a little Woodpigeon from the KS1 playground. He had been spotted by the children who were playing out, perched on the windowsill looking very scared and helpless.
We brought him into school and popped him into a box. He didn’t seem to have any injuries, so we thought that after some rest he might feel better. We didn’t know what kind of bird he was at first, so we had to do some poking around on the internet. It turns out that those spiky white neck feathers and big grey eyes make him a baby Woodpigeon.
We kept a close eye on him in our office during the afternoon, and decided to call him William. Mr Hanes tried to make him eat a worm, but he was having none of it! At one point William was walking around his box, so Mrs Hughes and I decided to take the lid off for a proper look at him – this turned out not to be the best idea, as he instantly flew at us causing us to shriek and scream! Mrs Hughes managed to capture him again, but not before he flew straight into the office door, silly bird.
Later that day we managed to spot the nest where he had fallen from, so Mr Hanes made a very daring re-homing effort. William will now have been reunited with his Woodpigeon family.
Just another exciting day at Lowerplace! Miss H.
William the Woodpigeon on PhotoPeach