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Woken up this morning....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 24 Jul 2007.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    ... by four adolescents sitting on my windowsill, tapping at the window. Not bad, for the second floor.

    Lucky they were pigeons...

    Wierd though, pigeons NEVER sit on my windowsill. It was like being in The Birds. I sussed what it was, and peeked carefully round the curtain, to find myself eye-to-eye with one of them, which froze, looking at me. I'm not sure which of us was trying not to frighten the other one off... After a few second they all flew off, in a loop, to sit on my other window sill, so I peeked round that curtain and we did the whole staring at each other thing all over again, before they finally winged it...

    I think maybe they mistook my window boxes for trees...
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I thought this was going to be Arch singing the blues.

    In our last house we had a pigeon take up residence on one of the back window ledges for about three nights. He disappeared as quickly as he had arrived.
     
  3. Unkraut

    Unkraut Master of the Inane Comment

    Location:
    Germany
    You should have spoken to them in pigeon English.
     
  4. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I was up a tree (at the top of a double ladder) trimming it at the weekend and I cut a small bough off and came face to face (4 inches) with a pigeon on its nest. Scared the bejesus out of me. Bit of luck I didn't step back.
     
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest


    That's nothing. I used to live in a house/flat type thing that basically had a little 'courtyard' right in the middle of it, but that was right in the middle of the building, and it was fully enclosed on all sides by parts of the building, except it wasn't really a courtyard as it only measured about 4 foot by 6 foot, but it extended right from the ground floor up to the top of the building (two storeys in total). It was permanently inhabited by a colony of 20 to 30 pigeons, so it was affectionately termed 'the pigeon pit of doom'.
     
  6. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Phew! That's a relief - I thought Arch was starting to describe some erotic activities.
     
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Can anyone explain why pigeons in town centres insist on flying DIRECTLY at your head as fast as they can and then veering off at the last minute? they're nutters.
     
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    they must know something…:biggrin:
     
  9. Unkraut

    Unkraut Master of the Inane Comment

    Location:
    Germany
    .... about global warming. :biggrin:
     
  10. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Pigeons home in on other pigeons by detecting the brain waves of a fellow pigeon in order to flock or find a common foodsource. Only at the last moment do they attempt to visually identify the fellow pigeon, and if they've made a mistake they veer away.
     
  11. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Hmmm... Pigeon. Tasty vermine.
     
  12. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I had a resident pigeon not too many moons ago - I entered into a dialogue with it via the medium of an air rifle, and managed to persuade it that my eaves were not a bijou pigeon residence.

    Flying rats!

    Bren
     
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i've just seen a pair of tits out of my office window.
     
  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Sorry, I can't picture it.

    Explain a bit more.
     
  15. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Did that help Mr Paul?? The colony and the affectionate term?? :biggrin:

    So Arch - are you going to encourage them by feeding a whole loaf of bread to them every day (as a neighbour of mine once did), or follow the downsizer website and find a nice way of cooking them up??!!