Dive bomb bird in the hand

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Dive bomb bird in the hand

Post by edfrank » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:38 pm

Dive bomb bird in the hand
Cop-hating pigeon tamed

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/dive ... IaXgLFAvoO
Manhattan’s own angry bird has been caged.

Fred the pigeon, whose hobby was dive-bombing cops and dropping unwanted gifts on tourists at the 9/11 Memorial, has been taken in by an opera singer who is teaching him to change his tune and fly right.


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Jennifer Dudley, a mezzo-soprano who has worked at the Metropolitan and City operas and moonlights as a wildlife rehabilitator, grabbed Fred last week after realizing he was suffering from the early stages of a serious bird disease.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/dive ... z1hfC1jOdn
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Re: Dive bomb bird in the hand

Post by Jenny » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:18 am

HA! Thanks for posting this Ed!

Freddy is doing well. VERY tame bird.

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Post by edfrank » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:40 am

Jenny,

I have been following the saga on your Facebook page since the bird first appeared around the 15th.

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Re: Dive bomb bird in the hand

Post by Marcboston » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:34 am

Just read the article. That is a riot! Do you still have him?

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Re: Dive bomb bird in the hand

Post by Jenny » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:26 am

I am sharing rehab of Freddy with my friend and fellow fosterer Arina. We are still trying to correctly diagnose his illness, it is either trichomoniasis (protozoa that attack the esophagus) or a type of Avian Pox (bacterial) that attacks the mucous membranes. (Avian Pox usually affects the non-feathered parts of a bird, but this more serious type attacks inside the mouth. Oy vey...) But he is under the best care possible, a vet, a vet tech, and senior rehabber. And us. No slouches at this point, but always learning.

Freddy is soooo energetic though and hates being confines in any way, but we have to confine him for part of the time if other birds are out. Both diseases are highly contagious. He is just the greatest bird.

If I already posted this, I'm sorry....
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