BUT I LIKE THEM
I have a friend from China who has lived in Dublin for many years. I once asked her what was the thing that stood out when she first arrived in Ireland and she said ‘all the birds … they are everywhere’.
The feral pigeon is very familiar, often overlooked and often despised by it’s human companions. At one time it’s ancestors were minding their own business on sea cliffs or mountainsides before being co-opted for our own needs. That they are simultaneously beautiful, intelligent and perceptive is often regrettably missed.
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