PESO - Black Pigeons

gldnbearz gldnbearz.pdml at
Sat Oct 31 18:35:01 EDT 2009

Hi Marnie-

How creepily appropriate for today.  San Francisco has its share of
these guys and when they open their wings to fly, it's rather
impressive compared to the sky rats (aka pigeons).

- Pat

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 11:42 AM,  <Eactivist at> wrote:
> These guys hung around "Valley View" -- a  vista point in Yosemite.
> Despite there being a $250 fine against feeding  the wildlife, I saw people
> feeding them all the time. (It is also not good to  get wildlife dependent
> on being fed.)
> At first I thought they were crows,  but they were way too big -- 8" to 12"
> long. And fat. I decided they must be  ravens. It was sort of weird seeing
> the bird of doom ("Nevermore.") acting like  a pigeon.
> As I was waiting for the light to get better, this grooming  went on. I
> presume one was picking something out of the other's crown. Couple or  mother
> and child. It was interesting bird behavior.
> Just for  fun, nothing great.
> Marnie aka Doe  :-)

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