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A Dove By Any Other Name Is A Pigeon With A Heart




Why, why, why am I posting about birds? And birds that most people seem to find a nuisance?Β 

#1- I am attracted by the dull grey blending into shimmering/opalescent purples and greens.

#2- These freaking birds have white hearts on their faces!!! I swear! (too much)

#3- Their offspring are called–get this–SQUEAKERS!!!

Put those all together, and add a perfect photo op hanging out my window at the espresso stand, and you get a photo gallery for a post this morn :>)

By the way, these are Rock Doves, also called Rock Pigeons. Pigeon/Dove= same thing. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE.

Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

18 thoughts on “A Dove By Any Other Name Is A Pigeon With A Heart

  1. A pigeon can be a dove? If you are not in the range of disposal. My Grandfather who lived Downtown Detroit. Called the pigeon a rat that could fly. Pigeon never bother me. I carry food and they befriended me. A interesting blog.

  2. Love the heart!

  3. Ah…we’ve gone to the birds now…lol ^_^

  4. Pigeons. Rats with feathers but oh so pretty! You have been nominated and even if you don’t do these, this one is meaningful and we want you to know that we are with you πŸ™‚

  5. Oh wow! way cool second place gold cup! that’s awesome πŸ™‚

  6. Patti, I know some people will think this is weird, but what beautiful birds. So maternal looking and the feathers are beautiful. We’re trained to think of them as vermin because they live where humans live and because they are plentiful. I am fascinated with pigeons. I’ve read 2 books about them. I wrote a blog post about the pigeon lady.

  7. Hi! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please get the badge at and get more info. Have a great Sunday. πŸ™‚

  8. Hey, gutsy girl! First, congrats on your 2nd place gold cup! Yup, second place is a good place πŸ™‚ Second, I like pigeons too. When I lived in San Francisco, I used to enjoy walking around Stowe Lake and watching them fornicate. They didn’t care who was watching πŸ˜‰

  9. I love birds – and pigeons are birds. They get a bad rap, but hey – they are on this planet for a reason. We all are:) So, they poop everywhere and sometimes on people’s heads – but this is sort of our fault, cause we cannot fly:)

  10. You tell, ’em, Patti! I’m proud to be included in a readership that has such enlightened views on pigeons. Wouldn’t it be nice to find out the MOST people do like pigeons, and it is just a negative minority who have spread the impression that they are a “nuisance”?

    • Well, who are all those people in city squares and park benches feeding and talking to them? Thanks for jumping in, Susan….
      Thank you :>)

      …muttering… rats w/wings! Indeed!

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