Happy 2016: Ten Years, A Pigeon.

So, 2016 is just around the corner, and it’s a year I am very much looking forward to. Amazingly, 2016 is the tenth anniversary of Pigeon Blog! Yep. I’ve been telling it how it is for pigeons everywhere for ten whole years. Mental. Have to say, it’s flown by.

Incredible to think that when I first started, tablets didn’t exist, phones were most definitely NOT smart, and there were absolutely no Gs involved in any mobile coverage. Everything back then was much, much slower.

Saying that, life was still seriously full on for me. I was living in Central London on Beak Street and, being the only pigeon with any sort of social media capability at the time, the pressure was on to deliver. The workload got so much at one point, I tried to involve a couple of pals in reporting for me, but it never really worked out. Take upcoming comedian, Frank, for example. I gave him a slot back in December 2006 called ‘The Frank Report’. Click below to see what happened when he tried to interview a load of geese in Hyde Park:

December 2006 – The Frank Report

Then of course 2007/2008 saw the rise of the aggressive squirrel prompting me to start my ‘Operation Stop The Squirrel’ campaign. This was a post from when everything was getting rather heated:

December 2008 – Squirrels Up The Anti

As you can probably tell, I’ve been doing a lot of looking back over the years recently, hence the lack of up-to-date posts. Sorry about that. The reason is I’m working on a little something to celebrate being at it for ten years. Watch this space. Exciting.

Anyway, enough of the past. What about this New Year’s Eve? Pigeons are already gathering in Gunnersbury Park. Good times. We’re planning on an Acton flyabout later hoping to find some sort of spillage or another. Anyone in the W3/W4 area fancy leaving us out a little saucer of something special, it would be much appreciated. Personally, I’m not a fan of the Stella, but anything else. Craft beer would be nice..?

Here’s the crowd starting to build:

Good times.

Looks like Jerry on the left is well on his way already!

So, a big up to 2016 everyone. May it be everything it should be.

Bring it on.

Your good pal, Brian Pigeon.

December 31, 2015. Uncategorized.


  1. Animalcouriers replied:

    Thanks for your pigeon posts for all these years. Have a great New Year mate.

  2. galbanum replied:

    Keep it going man! Have a great 2016.

  3. CarolynA replied:

    Keep up the good work Brian Pigeon! From woodpigeon Joe in rural Devon… trying to sleep through all the wassailing tonight… 😉

  4. Becci replied:

    Has it really been ten years?? Oh Brian Pigeon, Happy New Year!

  5. Lain Renoire replied:

    I wish you a great 2016, Brian Pigeon!

  6. Rob Stayt replied:

    Ten years? Fantastic and well done, Brian. Thank you for sharing the exciting events of your life in the UK. I wish you and all the gang in all the parks and seaside resorts of Britain a splendid new year and may the air flow gently under your feathers and lift you up to greater heights.

    Blessings from the mountains in South Africa. R.

  7. Joan Wilson replied:

    Looking forward to a interesting year Brian, I hope you stay healthy have plenty of food and maybe get to meet one of your lady friends. It’s been great looking back too. Take care of yourself this winter hopefully it will stay mild. Your fan from Manchester

  8. RoooRoooo replied:

    A terrific, seedy, birdy new year to you Brian!

  9. houseoflondonblog replied:

    go check my first on https://houseoflondonblog.wordpress.com/ It would be really nice !

  10. Jon replied:

    Brian! love the name. I would be very interested in exchanging links with you for http://cattree.uk ? How do I contact you?

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