Today’s A-Z post is only a quick one and I’d rather not write it, but…
Last summer I told you about Brian the pigeon, who had taken up residence in our garden after having lost the ability to find his way home.
Ever since, we’ve been feeding him his favourite sunflower seeds a couple of times a day and he has been keeping us company on the patio, until last weekend.
For the last four days, Brian has not been seen, which is very unusual.
Now, I suppose it’s possible he may have got amorous with one of the local wood pigeons and is busy setting up nest together with them somewhere, but I have a nasty feeling the more likely explanation is that he’s been catted, or possibly owled.
There are a good many local cats in the neighbourhood and we have been seeing a barn owl a lot in the last few weeks, which has been terrorising the nearby rookery.
So I’ll try and think positive and hope that he’s finally integrated with the local bird population, or possibly had a flash of directional inspiration and found his way home (because, for some reason, the thought of a stray pigeon having a run in with the silent hunters of the night makes me a little sad; he was quite a character) and I’ll leave you with this typical shot of him begging for more food.
Bye Brian, it was good to know you.