We are being subjected to pigeon menace lately. This is the second time this silly bird has laid eggs in our flower pot. Last time, a few months ago she laid an egg and pa was afraid to water the plant. He actually wanted to discard both; the egg and the mother. But my mother being the good Jain gujju she is, wouldn't hear of it. Hence, the plant died.
This means that for a stupid bird which mistakes a flower pot to be a branch which by the way are similar colours, my dad had to let his plant die.
It is unfair. He watches over these plants like his pets. I think he talks to them too sometimes. And this bird is being plain lazy. She has chosen a comfortable place. It has the right amount of shade and she remains hidden to the outside world. But the catch is, that my area is surrounded by trees.
We have about 50 odd trees around my building and the other two colonies behind are green too. Plus my entire lane is lined with trees. So I see no point that Mrs. Pigeon has to come live in my pot.
Its not just the pot. Just recently we had to put a wire mesh around my air conditioner. When we got it cleaned we found two pigeon eggs and a complete nest. My parents are nice to these birds too. They feed these birds each morning with grain at my kitchen window.
I guess all this has gone to their silly head and they think they can get away with anything. Dad does water the plant daily now but the bird hasn't shown any sign of budging.
Last time my mother was disappointed and called the bird 'ungrateful'. We never got to see the chick. One fine day there was no bird or the baby. But they are hoping to see two chicks this time. Whatever.