COLUMBA LIVIA……….the Common Pigeon

548 MILLION of the little buggers live in New York City…………and another half million visit from New Jersey every week.

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These guys greet me every morning as I walk along the park.  I feed then CRACKED CORN.  The Donald orders 40 pound bags at a time.

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Some New Yorkers get pissed when they see me feeling the flock!

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I say….”you like to eat..they like to eat”.

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Pigeons like humans see in color.  I wonder if she knows she is a rather drab grey.

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The average flight speed of a pigeon is 78 MPH.

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They are also the only species of birddog that can recognize they one reflection.

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Jose loves the pigeons too.

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The “morning dove” of the species.

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The Rock Pigeon………iridescence around the neck.

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The breed all year round……….

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The feral birds love to do in on buildings.

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Lunch on half a bagel.  Real New Yorkers

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Three toes spread out……one faces the rear.

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King of the roost.

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Strutting her stuff.

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Hanging out at the subway station.

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Yes, they do have claws!  Beware!

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This dude sits in the park and feeds and kisses the red footed beggars every day……….[if it’s raining he takes the day off].

One response to “COLUMBA LIVIA……….the Common Pigeon

  1. Great piece, pics and attitude!

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