Calling All Pigeons Called David

Came across this today. Can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before.

In celebration of St David’s day, and especially if you’re Welsh, pigeons called David get together in Soho Square. Mental. Never seen to many Davids.

See this lot?:

All Davids. Every one of them.

And this lot…:

Mostly Davids with a couple of Daves. To be honest, I never knew there were so many pigeons called David.

Dave from Manchester (middle) said it’s probably a record breaking event and we should try to get into the Guinness Book of Records – the largest single gathering of pigeons called David. Genius.

Thankfully, only a couple of Welsh had bothered to turn up:

That’s David from Cardiff on the left, and David from Swansea on the right.

I asked them how long they were down for. They said they only came for the rugby last weekend, but decided to stay on when they heard about the Calling All Davids get together.

The event got a whole lot funnier when Mart pulled a moody one because I refused to call him David:


So, I’m on the hunt for a St Brian’s Day. There must be one somewhere… Get hammered with a bunch of pigeons all called Brian. Bring it on.

March 1, 2012. Uncategorized.


  1. Brown replied:

    David, if you read this you left your bread crust at mine…I tried to look you up on Facebook but decided that I didn’t have time to message the 3’987’863 David’s that came up in the search results. Anyway it’s going a but green around the edges now so you probably don’t want it back anyway. I’ll put it on eBay and see what happens. Hope that’s ok with you, if not- look me up on Facebook. My name is David.

  2. Anastasia the Swan replied:

    Brian – why not just declare your own Brian Pigeon day? Then you get to make all the rules about how, when, etc. Celebrate!

  3. myu replied:

    Hi Brian. I love your blog update. reading yours from Japan, and didn’t know about St David’s day in UK. Can you fly to Japan someday? I hope.

  4. joehoover replied:

    Poor Mart, he knows the odds of ever having a St Mart’s day are very slim

  5. There’s something just marvellous about this replied:

    […] Here. […]

  6. Josh replied:

    Brilliant, brightened up my day.

  7. Ross replied:

    did Dave the daredevil from your post on january 25th do anything especially daring to mark the occasion?

  8. pigeonblog replied:

    Thanks for all your comments. Apologies for the tardy response, just been nursing a bit of a heavy head all day. Got caught up with the Davids and did it large till the early hours. Ouch.

    @Brown: David – nice one. FYI I am the original bona fide Brian Pigeon on Facebook.
    Your pal

    @Anastasia: Great idea. Brian’s Day. Bring it on!
    Your pal

    @myu: Love to! Send me some pics of your pigeon pals over there. Love to see some.
    Your pal

    @JoeHoover: Thankfully, yes.
    Your pal

    @Josh: Cheers, pal!
    Your pal
    Bri P

    @Ross: Good point! I’ll have to hunt him down and find out. He was definitely a no show on the Square…
    Your pal
    Bri P

    p.s. anyone bump into any other pigeons called David, take and pic and sent it on!

  9. pigeonblog replied:

    @There’s just something marvelous about this: Cheers for the link, pal.
    Your pal,
    Brian Pigeon.

  10. ecky ecky ptang replied:

    Actually, most Swansea pigeons are called Jack.

  11. Span Ows replied:

    ecky, that’s why David flew the Swansea coop, well that and the fact that they kept calling him Die which was quite upsetting.

    • pigeonblog replied:

      Span Ows: Die – now there’s a name. Is that short for David?? No wonder!
      Your pal

  12. Dave Williams of Hyde, Cheshire replied:

    St Brian’s day is apparently December 10th, or at least this says so.

  13. Dave Williams of Hyde, Cheshire replied:

    Sorry, that doesn’t seem to have worked, try this instead.

    • pigeonblog replied:

      Dave: Nice one. Well found. Dec 10th it is, although it doesn’t seem to be that popular as an idea. Maybe I can sponsor it? Make it go global? Waddya say?
      Your pal
      Bri P

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