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The pulling power of pigeons- dynamite!

Without so much as a by -your- leave, a male pigeon has been displaying mating rituals on the back lawn  this morning – quite intriguing movments – but it seems to me to no avail. The female pigeon has been on the defensive and has done a good job of avoidance -though as I cant do a ” pigeon watch “all day, who knows what might happen?

Didn’t know that young pigeons are called squabs… learn something new

every day. pigeon Someone has just said to me that there are too many pigeons around – and I think theres been a bit of a debate in our local press about the mess they make and whether they should be culled.  Pigeon poo is called guan0 – a word used of bat and seagull dung as well. Bet you didnt know that as well as an excellent fertilizer it  is also used in the manufacture of gunpowder due to its high phosphorus content……. back to that thought of being all night with the bats in Great Paxton Church on June 5th and their bat droppings…. maybe I could just stay up all night and collect the guano and then use it on my roses!

That was a pleasant diversion away from wedding nerves – always get anxious  before a wedding….

May 23, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hmm! Pigeons! Why is that grass seed scattered on the lawn in England is seen as a great feast for all the local pigeons and seed scattered in France is left alone by the local pigeon population. Our lawn at home still has great swaiths of dead areas where we treated the moss and the new grass here is lush and dark green.

    Your blog is great.

    Comment by Lyn | May 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks, Lyn – great mystery there about French Pigeons – needs investigating…

    I didnt know that we get the word squabbling from the word for baby pigeons – squabs – now how fascinating is that??

    Comment by paxtonvic | May 23, 2009 | Reply

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