- Went bicycling looking for killdeer. Found one, but in the process also saw more than a hundred pigeons. (I counted. Somewhere I wrote down the number. It was something like 167, but when the subject is counting pigeons, you shouldn’t trust three-digit accuracy.)
- There’s a great book about feral pigeons, called Feral Pigeons. Google books has it.
- Pigeons do well in cities in part because they’re cliff-dwelling creatures. We build artificial cliffs for them.
- Feral pigeons arrived in North America circa 1606 in Nova Scotia and Virginia.
- Darwin wrote about pigeons.
- Pigeons are the Warren Buffetts of birds. What they do looks absolutely ordinary, yet they do it with a spectacular success that is unmatched.
- My sister, Lisa, hates pigeons.
In a perfect world, I’d have the time to sketch out a path through story space that touches all those bases, but I’m off to bed, so I’ll let you imagine the line of argument I might use.