Columba palumbus

There’s a bloated Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus nearby. I can hear it cooing.

Then I see it and it sees me.

Woodpigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

What alien eyes they have. Their irises look egg-shaped.

Woodpigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

That’s quite appropriate, considering.

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