Yikes! During our trips to Garfield we also almost ran over a bird on Pulaski and Lake. I looked for a nest in the Elevated train pillars. It turned out to be a baby pigeon. I called the Trailside Museum of Thatcher Woods. Here are the instructions if you find a baby pigeon. As you can see it looks like a small chicken. It had formed wings, close to flying. We tried not to touch it.
DO leave it alone when found.
DO NOT pick it up and take it. Baby pigeons are fed out of the nest by parents and will be cared for. Opps.
DO NOT feed the bird, as it will make it sick. Pigeon parents regurgitate a mix of food for the baby and will feed it on the ground.
Do NOT handle it much. We tried not to touch it.
So we brought it back to where we found it and praying for its survival.
With everything else we have done with goat care and farm work, our urban animal interactions gave us a new understanding of life in Chicago.
So I took the kitten, chatted with neighbors, and called friends in Oak Park and Chicago. My neighbor six blocks away found a home for the kitty after about a day. Kittens are cute but demanding. We wished the best for his new home.