Wildlife Watch got a call from the Water Street
Market management office that two pigeons appeared to be in bad
condition on one of the levels of the outdoor center.
Wildlife Watch went over there with Sam who helps
out in our office, and we were able to get one of the pigeons,
the other was able to fly. We brought the pigeon to Carolyn Engle,
an excellent wildlife rehabilitator in the New Paltz area. A day
later, Carolyn received a call from someone who said a pigeon
was hanging around outside a store. From the physical description,
she realized it was the mate of the other and she went over to
They now reside under a heat lamp in a large enclosure
on Carolynís porch. Hereís one. Carolyn will assess their progress
and release when itís the right time. Meanwhile they are doing
well and seem totally happy with the warmth and good grits.
Carolyn believes they had been captive pigeons.