Our maid comes early in the morning and these days since I am home I just open the door for her and she continues working while I sleep. Yesterday after washing utensils while she was moping the floor, she shouted and announced that a pigeon has entered the house. And thus started the struggle to freeing the bird.
It was first hiding behind the door. I opened the windows of that room and tried to shoo the bird towards the window using various props that included broom, wiper, stick and what not, but in vain. It was rather trying to run to the darkest corner to hide. The bird seemed to be scared and so was I.
So I left it alone and closed the door of the room, thinking that it will figure out the window in some time and fly away. But after some time when I went into the room, it was sitting on one of the chairs. I thought, may be it needs some more time. So I left and checked after an hour, but even then it was sitting on the same chair. It seemed dazzled and confused.
Then a sudden thought came to my mind. I quietly went near the bird and placed my hand at its back. The bird got a little startled first but then felt comfortable. It was no more scared. And to my surprise it started following me... sounds strange but it happened. I slowly took my hand near the bird. It walked towards my hand and sat on it. I took my hand near the window and the bird flew away to freedom.
Human touch made the difference I guess :)