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    RIP pigeon

    Poor wee pigeon found dead in my neighbour’s garden this morning. I picked it up and deposited it in nearby woodland. I hope it didn’t suffer.

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    Thoughts and prayers etc.

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    What were you doing in the neighbour’s garden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    What were you doing in the neighbour’s garden?
    I could see the pigeon as I walked by the neighbour’s garden. I know the neighbour and didn’t want her to have to deal with it.

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    RIP my little feathered friend. You're in pigeon heaven now where you can eat all the cigarette butts you want and sh*t on all the statues of your dreams.


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    I hadn't realised they are a ferral bird rather than wild bird. I had kind of forgotten humans used them for centuries as a domestic communication tool and now pretty much write them off as a flying rat.

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    At least a cat or fox will get a nice meal today, the circle of life etc...

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    Lampoc, you above all others understand that even the life of an otherwise insignificant pigeon matters. Max respect for that eloquent tribute.

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    We're in a suburban location but have had loads of wood pigeons in our garden over past few weeks. Never seen so many, counted 8 the other day We do put out food but usually only a pair at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Lampoc, you above all others understand that even the life of an otherwise insignificant pigeon matters. Max respect for that eloquent tribute.
    Thanks mate. All life is sacred to me. Unless of course the pigeon was alt-right - if so I'm going to visit that woodland and p*ss on it's grave.
    Last edited by Lampoc; 25th February 2021 at 14:13.

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    https://youtu.be/_NiZa3Ar31o

    'Losing my best pigeon' by the Everly Pregnant Brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    All life is sacred to me.
    https://youtu.be/fUspLVStPbk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    I hadn't realised they are a ferral bird rather than wild bird. I had kind of forgotten humans used them for centuries as a domestic communication tool and now pretty much write them off as a flying rat.
    No, not really a communication tool, except in the military : you need to get your pigeons from the intended destination, so not that convenient.
    The real use of pigeons was as a source of fresh meat: when fridges didn’t exist, using the sedentary habits of the pigeon was the way to store (live) fresh meat in your pigeonnier.
    The issue nowadays is that they have adapted to city life, eat shit as a consequence and harbour parasites.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    No, not really a communication tool, except in the military : you need to get your pigeons from the intended destination, so not that convenient.
    The real use of pigeons was as a source of fresh meat: when fridges didn’t exist, using the sedentary habits of the pigeon was the way to store (live) fresh meat in your pigeonnier.
    The issue nowadays is that they have adapted to city life, eat shit as a consequence and harbour parasites.
    Didn't know that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    No, not really a communication tool, except in the military : you need to get your pigeons from the intended destination, so not that convenient.
    32 Dickin Medals for displaying "conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty while serving or associated with any branch of the Armed Forces or Civil Defence Units".
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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    What were you doing in the neighbour’s garden?
    Snow-dropping? It is Spring, after all!
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    I'd rather eat a pigeon that a rat any day of the week.

    Pigeon Pie vs Rat Pie....fight!

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    Wood pigeon tastes delicious. Not so sure about feral pigeon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    32 Dickin Medals for displaying "conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty while serving or associated with any branch of the Armed Forces or Civil Defence Units".
    Yes. They were also used by those young Victorians going for their grand tour to send news home (and ask for more money).
    They were used for racing in the 19th century.
    I just found that the French name "pigeonnier" did not become English, they are called dovecotes although the Roman name "columbarium" is also used.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    I hope it wasn't Speckled Jim.
    Sometimes, quantity has a quality of its own.

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    Well this is weird. Last night, my lady friend messaged me to say there was a pigeon sat on top of her car, "with a hole in it's chest". Looks like it had an injured wing. It was still there this morning, with an ever increasing puddle of poo surrounding it. I was asked at lunchtime to "make it go away", but got a message a bit later to say that it was gone.

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    Gutted. We need to make sure this never happens again.

    #jesuispigeon

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    I hope it wasn't Speckled Jim.
    One could be shot for that...
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    I hope it wasn't Speckled Jim.
    Delicious and plump breasted.

    Maybe the OP has the 'Flanders Pigeon Murderer' on the prowl


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    Town Pigeons (probably not the official name) and Wood Pigeons are pretty different creatures.

    We never see the 'flying rat' style ones here, but there are plenty of plump Wood Pigeons (they have a nasty habit of flying into windows too, so picking up dead ones is a fairly regular occurrence).

    There also seems to be a flock of Doves that alternate between a couple of rooftops around here and swoop across the road on a regular basis.

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    wood pigeon =tasty
    feral pigeon (aka flying rat) = even hugh fearnley whittingstall would not eat the one he caught on one show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    One could be shot for that...
    We definitely did not see any pigeon, Sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brighty View Post
    Delicious and plump breasted.

    Maybe the OP has the 'Flanders Pigeon Murderer' on the prowl
    Sometimes, quantity has a quality of its own.

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    I extracted this critter from our chimney.
    I thought i heard something in there (for a week or so...) and wondered what all the dust and debris falling on the hearth was all about...

    Last edited by E_2_Right-Force; 26th February 2021 at 07:19. Reason: pigeon privacy infringement

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    I extracted this critter from our chimney.
    I thought i heard something in there (for a week or so...) and wondered what all the dust and debris falling on the hearth was all about...

    Not sure what you stuck over your head before entering the chimney but it didn’t stop the soot from getting in your eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    Was the pigeon on the balcony?
    Sometimes, quantity has a quality of its own.

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    If anyone has a bald pigeon, I may be able to help.
    I have a complete set of pigeon feathers at the bottom of my garden courtesy of the local sparrowhawk.
    There's no pigeon left, just the feathers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    I extracted this critter from our chimney.
    I thought i heard something in there (for a week or so...) and wondered what all the dust and debris falling on the hearth was all about...

    Anybody remember Readers Wives? Puts a whole new slant on the phrase "Pigeon Fancier"...

    Just sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickbrowne View Post
    Anybody remember Readers Wives? Puts a whole new slant on the phrase "Pigeon Fancier"...

    Just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    "I extracted this critter from our chimney.
    I thought i heard something in there (for a week or so...) and wondered what all the dust and debris falling on the hearth was all about..." Said Colin the Pigeon.

    So clever my foot fell off.

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    I wish I had the Photoshop skills to do a head swap
    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I wish I had the Photoshop skills to do a head swap
    or surgical skills.....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I wish I had the Photoshop skills to do a head swap

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    Superb. Love the extra touch.
    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    I hope it wasn't Speckled Jim.
    :) all plump breasted and delicious

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    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinaldo1711 View Post
    :) all plump breasted and delicious
    Thank you, i think.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinaldo1711 View Post
    :) all plump breasted and delicious
    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    Thank you, i think.....
    It's the horizontal stripes, they're very flattering.
    Sometimes, quantity has a quality of its own.

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    This is becoming one of my favourite threads.
    Sometimes, quantity has a quality of its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    I extracted this critter from our chimney.
    I thought i heard something in there (for a week or so...) and wondered what all the dust and debris falling on the hearth was all about...

    Are you and the pigeon Special Forces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    What were you doing in the neighbour’s garden?
    Killing pigeons. :0D

    I jest obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    Are you and the pigeon Special Forces?
    Flying Squad

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