I was visiting me daughter, and heard the gentle coo of pigeons, and found her neighbor has a coop in his garage.
I once did a great deal of research about pigeons, for a book. The idea came to me when I was driving through Oshawa, along Bloor Street when I approached the light and saw a house with its roof covered with birds.
Of course the movie The Birds came to mind, but then I saw the very large pigeon coop in the back yard. Pigeons, I thought. And didn't that old coop look like a very good spot for a murder.
I thought about this all the way home, and immediately researched about these birds. Afraid the only real thing I remember is that pigeons can't poop when they fly, so that bird crap on your car window is not from them. But, they can and do poop on window sills, which is a whole other issue.
The book I wrote had me doing research for another topic, PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The book I wrote is titled Hiding from the night. Thanks to John Kerns for the cover art.
The book is free for Kindle readers from July 11 to July 13. Don't forget there's an app so you can download books to your computer.
Here's the link