The letter this week is P
P is for Pigeons
These beautiful pictures taken in Venice, Piazza San Marco and kindly made available by firstname.lastname@example.org
A relative of the dove, pigeons are a graceful bird, but by their vast numbers and their affinity for cities they are often classified as a nuisance. Welcome, and fun to feed, but a terror to clean up after......
Wikipedia has an interesting article on pigeons and doves here and has much to say about the birds that have been lost in modern times, - the Passenger Pigeon and the Dodo -
Occasionally we see a flock of Homing Pigeons, - a lovely sight as they circle the valley and then return to the cote maintained by a neighbour.
For more interesting P's fly over to ABC Wednesday, with thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her kind helpers.