A passel of pigeons

OK, I’ll admit that a gathering of pigeons isn’t the most interesting or unusual collection to flash around.  I imagine some of you may have seen a similar collection in your home town/county/state/territory/province. But it’s the best I’ve got to offer today, unless you consider a pod of masked university students an interesting collection. Also, there’s the defect that I couldn’t get my Bike Friday up there on the wire without chasing them away.  I’ll try to do better in the future.

Mostly, I’m posting this to let you know we’ve just arrived in Tucson, where we’ll settle in for the next four weeks.  Just an update, for those that have been breathlessly awaiting news for where that Team Anderson will go next.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

5 response to "A passel of pigeons"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: December 15, 2020

    In MY town, the pigeons like to gather in the rafters under bridges and overpasses. The messes they leave underneath are pretty sick. Pigeons make geese look like neatniks. I don’t see many in the winter, so I probably won’t be able to show a passel of pigeons, or a s—load of their s—.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 16, 2020

      Vile absolutely vile stuff.
      Years ago a lady brought a Pontiac station wagon (back then a good sized vehicle) into our service station covered with said material. Asked if we wanted to wash her car for her . . . . . . we said NO! (in a sort of joking but halfway serious way) and then proceeded to clean up the mess.
      We wuz the Good Guys, white hat, white horse, but no White House. 🙂

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: December 16, 2020

    What’s all this pigeon bashing? Birds on a wire should evoke feelings of freedom. 🙂
    Like a bird on the wire
    Like a drunk in a midnight choir
    I have tried in my way to be free

    • By: Scooter Posted: December 16, 2020

      I agree, birds on a wire are very evocative and uplifting. But maybe it’s another optimist/pessimist thing, like the glass half full. Look up, and you feel elated. Look down, and just it looks like crap.

      And Leonard Cohen! One of the great songs of the era. Four years later, and I still feel a sense of loss at his passing .

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: December 17, 2020

    Have never been a big fan of pigeons, but at least they aren’t particularly noisy. Glad to hear you are settling in Tucson a little bit and not moving around for a few weeks. I am glad you are not my parents. Mine, which are the same age as you, drive me nuts with how often they leave the house and go out shopping or eating, etc. I keep telling them to stay home like they did in March because it’s 3x as worse now. I tell them, “You are acting like irresponsible teenagers with no concern for your welfare. I’m only telling you this for your own good.” Oh, how the roles reverse!

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