stranded Pink-necked Green Pigeon fledgling
My parents live on the East side of Singapore; it takes about 25 minutes to drive from my home in the South-Central part of the island. Singapore is about 42km at its widest points from East to West, 22.5km from North to South; the area occupied is slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, D.C. So, I am covering quite a bit of the island with that drive (about 16km).
After visiting my parents this past Sunday, Loving Husband and I ran to the closest Catholic church, exploring the neighbourhood in the process. Along the fence bordering St Stevens School, I chanced upon this Little Critter. I was most surprised that it did not fly off when I stopped. Even after pointing my phone at it for several shots, he only nervously pumped his tail up and down.
Its mom did check in for a brief moment; I speculate to persuade Little Critter to fly to safety. When I raised my phone, she quickly & effortlessly flew up to an adjacent tree. Little Critter may have been light as a feather, but didn’t look like it was going to fly anywhere for a while.
I hope Mom eventually persuaded Little Critter home.