Thursday, May 3, 2007


Some interesting facts about pigeons from Andrew Blechman's latest book Pigeons has led me to looking for some of my own.

- according to the Canadian Government, the biggest problem with pigeons is "...the tremendous amount of feces they produce."

- according to the British Government, we should not feed pigeons because "Food such as bread, cakes and buns give them diarrhoea...". Oh, dear, more of what the Canadian Government fears!

- you can sign up to be a PigeonWatcher and help the international study of feral pigeon colors.

- Cher Ami was a famous homing pigeon who was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service during WWI. His enshrined remains are on display at the Smithsonian Institution along side Sergeant Stubby. More on Sergeant Stubby in another post.

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