On a recent trip to the Barnes & Noble at 82nd and Broadway, Upper West Side artist, filmmaker and poet Matt Starr (who we featured here) had an encounter crazy enough to knock you off your stool …
One person who saw the video on Matt’s Instagram feed shared some concerns. “That pigeon needs to see a vet. Why is it missing so many feathers?” they asked in the comments. Apparently, the bird-owner said Pierre is only 3 months old, and that every time he’s tried releasing him, he’s just flown back to his perch.
This indoor animal sighting certainly leaves us peckish to learn more.
Does anyone know Pierre and/or his owner? If so, let us know in the comments below!
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I’ve seen this guy walking along the promenade in Riverside Park with that pigeon on his shoulder. It’s clearly a pet. The feathers are likely missing because it’s plucking them – an unfortunately common behavior among domesticated birds who are lonely or otherwise don’t get enough mental stimulation. So, the bird is probably domesticated enough that it’s unable to survive in the wild, but miserable living as a pet.
Bird needs to go to Wild Bird Fund,
565 Columbus Avenue, near 87th st.
565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
between 87th and 88th Streets
Hours: 9 am to 7 pm
Wildlife Rehabilitator Hours: 1pm to 6pm
The Wild Bird Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization.
they deal with many pigeons and other birds. medical help, have room to keep some there.
He should bring the bird to the Wild Bird Fund on Columbus and 87th Street!!
This is. Such an important news story. Why wouldn’t any of my neighbors be more interested in some honest stories about the reasons that there are so many empty store fronts on Broadway rather than an item that isn’t amusing or particularly interesting about a bird in one of the remaining stores?