i have lived in new york city for my entire 20 years of life and ive never seen a baby pigeon what is the truth
Pigeons are great parents, and their babies grow super fast! Instead of kicking the babies out as soon as they can fledge like most birds do, their parents let them hang around the nest while their younger siblings are still being incubated. This gives them extra time to learn the ways of the pidge like social skills, foraging, and even parenting skills.
They also grow incredibly quickly, by four weeks they are fully feathered, flying, and eating on their own. You can tell when they’re young because they have a softer beak with more of it exposed than adults making it look bigger. This is about the earliest we typically see them :)