Anonymous: Some do, others prefer pigeon. Depends. Some just dig the ‘dove’ bit, makes them feel a bit more special. Personally, so long as it’s not ‘rats with wings’, I don’t give a shit.
Alasdair: Sorry pal, didn’t see your comment – doh. Collared doves sound cool. Are they kinda like vicars? And, no, funnily enough I don’t have a recipe for pigeon pie! Not pigeon burgers or pigeon sausages or even pigeon a la carte.
Btw, how did you find this out of interest…?
Your pal Bri P
I have spent a year training the local pigeons to move to the side when faced with human pedestrians. They seem to have trouble moving out of the way, leaving kind humans trying to move round them, unkind humans trying to kick them and scared humans shrieking loudly. I am using my mind to get them to move sideways. I will keep you informed how I am doing.
I have to say I don’t mind pigeons at all, I find them a lot like people. Some hang around at shopping centres, some like extreme sports (like ‘playing chicken’ with oncoming cars, maybe it should be renamed ‘playing pigeon’?) and some seem to do nothing all day but lard around and eat chips.
At least they don’t have to worry about the financial crisis, oh to be a pigeon!
My friend found a very friendly pigeon 3 days ago. She put it in our balcony, but the pigeon loves being around people. She flies away every morning and returns at sunset. She loves being on top of people (head or shoulders)…is that normal for a pigeon? I know nothing about them…