2007 – Off To A Flying Start

Seems like the whole anti-Ken being anti-pigeon thing is kicking off big style – and it’s only January 3rd. Wicked.

Found this on the STTSP site. Pissed myself.

Then – the other day – there was a bit of a protest going on in Trafalgar Square. Not quite up to my gathering last year

– but a nice touch all the same.

My pal, Annie Mole, told me about it, and sent me this:

Cheers Annie! Shame I didn’t know about it before tho – would have got loads more of us down there. Free seed and everthing, apparently.

Tbh, most of us London pigeons had fucked off out of the West End by then and, judging by the total lack of interest from these two – esp the one on the right – you can see why. Just a couple of half cut out-of-towners staggering around on the New Year piss up. Twats.

Annie sent me this too:

It’s the leaflet they were giving out.

Couple of corrections on the facts:

‘Pigeons can navigate hundreds of miles’ – true, just not when pissed or over-excited. We can get lost just like every other mother and end up having to ask for directions or, in my case, breaking into the nearest cyber caff to get on Googlemaps.

‘Both sexes feed their young with their own milk’ – believe me, only when absolutely necessary.

There’s an address at the bottom of the leaflet to write to or – even better – sign my ‘Give Pigeons A Chance’ petition – then me and a bunch of moody pals can drop it off when we finally get round to the mass fly-by over Ken’s gaff!

Even the mighty Londonist had a pop at Ken. Nice one! They listed all the things people they interviewed in 2006 said about Ken. I’m quoted in there – and this is from Andy Overall from the ‘Fungi To Be With’ mushroom club: “Treat those the way in which you wish to be treated yourself” – see poster above.

This is the best bit – put Ken Livingstone and Brian Pigeon into Googlefight – it’s a close call:

Ken – 1,350,000

Brian – 1,110,000

Watch your arse, Ken. I’m right behind you!

‘Brian Pigeon for Mayor’ – that could work…

January 3, 2007. Uncategorized.

7 Comments

  1. Diary of the Mad Pigeon replied:

    Pigeontrack: Save the Pigeons!

    Found this gem on pigeon activism over at Pigeon Blog. They certainly have my support! The picture is from one of his readers:

  2. Michelle replied:

    Hi Bri!

    Long time since I’ve found a moment or two to visit. Happy New Year buddy!

    I’ve been busy getting signatures for a petition for STTSP. I sincerely hope we pulverise that twat Livingstone. Pity I didn’t know about the protest up at the sq. would have been there guns ablazing.

    Michelle.

  3. RoooRoooo replied:

    Totally with you on that – love the poster! Only a bit surprised by this bit about pigeons feeding their chicks with their own milk — thought it was mainly a cow feature. So one could make pigeon cheese?!

  4. pigeonblog replied:

    Mr Mad: Cheers for the mensh!
    Your pal Bri P

    Michelle: Glad to hear you’re still up for sorting out Ken. Shame you’re not a pigeon, otherwise I’d get you on the flyby! Let me know how you get on with the petition.
    Your pal Bri

    RoooRoooo: Pigeon cheese – great idea! Pigeon cheese on toast… pigeon cheese pizza… creamed pigeon cheese… Nice.
    Your pal Bri

  5. Richard replied:

    Quote:
    “Couple of corrections on the facts:

    ‘Pigeons can navigate hundreds of miles’ – true, just not when pissed or over-excited. We can get lost just like every other mother and end up having to ask for directions or, in my case, breaking into the nearest cyber caff to get on Googlemaps.

    ‘Both sexes feed their young with their own milk’ – believe me, only when absolutely necessary.”

    Pigeons can and do fly to around 1000 miles, indeed the record held for many years was a race to England from Rome; more than 1050 miles if I remember rightly. Rightly they can also get lost; however reasons for getting lost are unknown (as they’re lost!) and may be attributed to, injury through obstruction(pylons etc), predetation (hawks) and exhaustion.

    Both pigeons do feed their young ‘milk’ for the first 7 days of their life; and then a mixture of water and seed starts to be fed – still regularly by both parents. When the young get to around 12/14 days old usually only the male then feeds the young while the female is getting ready for another clutch of eggs.

  6. pigeonblog replied:

    Richard: Cheers for the info. Believe me tho – the feeding the young bit is a right pain in the arse.
    Your pal
    Brian P

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