Monday, February 4, 2013

I'm Not the Only One Who Thinks Pigeons are Beautiful



I'll take a pigeon over a swan any day. (If for no other reason than that pigeons are far less bloodthirsty.)

Check out these gorgeous (some might say bizarre-looking) birds (and the accompanying article from the New York Times).

8 comments:

Chessa said...

I LOVE THE PIGEONS!!!

Anonymous said...

Tom Lehrer wrote a song about pigeons in the park. It's not for the faint of heart.

My Mom, and many others, colloquially call them "winged rats." I think that's unfair, both to the pigeons and the rats.

Robert in San Diego, thinks pet rats are cool.

Anonymous said...

Oh, one more thing: Ever seen a postally used pigeongram?[Link goes to wikipedia article.] Even more pigeons-doing-work trivia. Back in the 1880's when the high society of Los Angeles would retreat to Catalina Island for the summer, pigeons would carry the "society news" back to the mainland -- and the birds got a portion of the byline!

Robert in San Diego, off to photograph pelicans.

melody said...

cool! :)

Pickles Picasso said...

I rather like those drawings.

Swans are pretty, but rather rude.
Geese are funny, but also rude. And very straightforward about it.

I like ostriches and toucans. And hummingbirds.

But I am SO gonna put up pictures of those pigeons up in my room...it'll match purrfectly with my wall.......

Pickles Picasso said...

*As long as they don't poop on me.*

Ali said...

Pigeons! <3 Even though I prefer sparrows and owls

Anonymous said...

i like pigeons too i just dont like how they poop on you. especially iif its no you out of all of the other things it couldve pooped on and pigeons are pretty

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