This life of mine
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
  I'd be a pigeon
Pigeons on my bird table
Pigeons on my bird table,
originally uploaded by essexjan.
I'm not much of a gardener, in fact my back yard is laid almost entirely with concrete slabs (through which weeds appear with depressing regularity).

But one thing I really love is my bird table. I bought it a few years ago and it's given me so much pleasure. I have it set up so I can see it from either my desk or from the sofa, and every morning I put out a dish of food - a combination of robin mix from Pets at Home, black sunflower seeds, dried insects and raisins. Sometimes the odd mushy piece of fruit too. I hang fat balls in a feeder that's fixed to the side.

I'm very lucky, living by the forest. I get lots of birds visiting - starlings, wood pigeons, collared doves, robins, blue tits, great tits, coal tits (lots of tits!), sparrows, jays, magpies, jackdaws, and even a pheasant once - and this lovely pair of pigeons, who've been coming around for a few months.

I actually like pigeons. I think if I were a bird I'd be a pigeon. I have short, stubby little legs, a big butt and I can't sing. At first sight, you might think I'm a little dull, but, like the pigeons beautiful iridescent throat plumage, put me in the light, and I'll shine. Some days I can even fly.
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