Friday, January 30, 2009

Birdie! Birdie!

Fly! Be Free! : Corner of L and 19th Streets NW
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Flying Footballs. Sidewalk Scroungers. Rats with Wings. Flying Rats. Whatever you call them, pigeons are ubiquitous. I will say this for D.C.'s pigeons, though: they're generally a pretty pristine looking group. Worst looking pigeons in the country? San Francisco pigeons. Those poor buggers look like they've been drug around the block a few times and then some out there.

My Pancake! : Corner of L and 19th Streets NW
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lacochran said...

I've always had a fondness for pigeons. One man's pigeon is another man's dove, yes?

Cele said...

We tend to have more mourning doves than pigeons.

Brian said...

Until I clicked on it, I didn't realize how many birds were landing in that first one... Great shots! :)

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Lacochran: Hm. I don't know about that. Maybe. Doves are lovely. Pigeons, only so-so.

Cele: I love mourning doves. They make the most interesting sound when they take off.

Brian: It's an odd picture with a lot of busyness going on with the cars behind the pigeons. Not the best picture in miniature, but enlarged it's kinda cool, isn't it?

Maya said...

Wow, those pigeons do look in good shape! Seattle pigeons look a little worse for wear.

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: I think they have their own lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Somehow, they've managed to get an earmark or two in a bill that provides with a government-subsidized grooming and upkeep allowance. That's the only explanation I can come up with for their good looks.