Ring Of Sharing

You may remember a few years ago I posted about an activity enjoyed by London pigeons called the Ring Of Sharing (normally referred to these days as ‘The Camden Doughnut’ – click here to find out why, although it’s pretty obvious when you think about it).

The idea is, instead of racing beak open and eyes glazed shoving every pigeon in sight out of the way to get the best bit of whatever piece of shit you’ve found, you call out to your fellow pigeons, and share it. Course this is harder to manage when there’s more than a couple in earshot as not everyone gets it and it often ends up with several rings of sharing all standing on top of each other which kinda misses the point and can result in minor injury.

Here’s a great example of how it should be done. I spotted it at the weekend – The Camden Doughnut at its best. The reason for posting it, aside from reminding all you pigeons out there that sharing is the new black, was Albert’s shout of ‘Anyone want to share my doughnut?’ was entirely accurate because it was, in fact, a doughnut. Weirdly, it was also in Camden.

I’m not sure the others got it initially, the sharing thing that is. Dude on the left looked somewhat confused.

“Share? What do you mean by share exactly?”:

Probably just more used to the Scrap and Awe method. Have to say though, Al could have washed beforehand.

One by one, they got it, understandably giving Al a bit of a wide berth:

Frankly, had I joined in, I think he’d have put me off too, and that’s no mean feat when it comes to a doughnut.

By the end, Al’s personal hygiene aside, it was a great example of a sharing ring:

Be good to see more if this in 2012.

Thinking about it, be quite good to see more doughnuts too…

January 9, 2012. Uncategorized.

4 Comments

  1. Friendofpigeons replied:

    Sweet!

  2. Lun-Sei replied:

    This is just so cute!!

  3. pigeonblog replied:

    Friendofpigeons: It can be, when it’s done properly.
    Your pal
    Bri

    Lun-Sei: I agree. It’s impressive stuff, aside from Al’s lack of preening for what looks like a very long time.
    Your pal
    Bri

  4. Becci replied:

    Hahah awww, they are adorable!! And isn’t Al just a baby? Maybe that’s why he looks such a mess?

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