Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I could have had pigeon pie!!

On Sunday as I was sitting here at the computer I suddenly heard a loud thud which sounded like something hitting the window in my mother's sitting room. I knew immediately what it was and my mother confirmed that she had seen a few feathers fluttering and there was a mark on the window. I went outside but couldn't see any evidence of the culprit!
However, when Embee went out later to do some weeding he found this poor little pigeon stone cold~ which was sort of sad. Why when they can be a nuisance~ well my mother said it's mate was flying around looking for it for the rest of the day!!

Oh, and I was only joking about the pie it didn't even enter my head!! Remember the time I tried this, and the time I had a visitor!! So although there are plenty of recipes to be found I won't be making a pigeon pie!!




POSTSCRIPT~ WELL NOW I KNOW THIS IS ACTUALLY A DOVE NOT A PIGEON (see how dumb I am!) I'M RATHER GLAD I DIDN'T TRY TURNING IT INTO A PIE!! Thanks for putting me right folks.
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At 12/2/08 13:39, Blogger Beccy said...

Joules had pigeon on Saturday night, he said it was very tasty!

 
At 12/2/08 13:50, Blogger ChrisB said...

beccy what a coincidence~ what did you have?

 
At 12/2/08 14:02, Anonymous Grannymar said...

Chris, the birds regularly crash into my windows. About 2 weeks ago I heard a great big thud - a bird had hit my bedroom window. I was left with the mark of a large bodu and full wingspan, but there was no sign of any bird or feathers in the garden. The birds only hit the windows at the back of the house and it is usually later in the year.

I wonder if the reflection they see seems like more open space and shrubs etc...

 
At 12/2/08 14:09, Blogger ChrisB said...

grannymar it was a very bright day here on Sunday and we wondered about reflection and flying in from the sun!

 
At 12/2/08 14:22, Blogger Asha said...

My grandfather bought few Doves to rear in his coffee plantation. Within a year, they multiplied and occupied the whole attic!! He had to ask the laborers to get rid of all of them in the end.

 
At 12/2/08 15:03, Anonymous enidd said...

enidd would have had pigeon pie, chris. well, if the man had done the plucking and eviscerating.

 
At 12/2/08 15:13, Blogger ChrisB said...

enidd I suppose if I'd had someone to do that part I might have been tempted ~ well just for a minute maybe!!

Asha did they end up in the cooking pot? I have to say I did see a lot of recipes for pigeon on google!

 
At 12/2/08 15:27, Blogger lisa marie said...

Oh poor little mourning dove. :( Glad you didn't cook him up, ew!

 
At 12/2/08 16:11, Blogger john.g. said...

Chris, that isn't a pigeon, it's a collard dove. They coo away all the time, bloody pests!

 
At 12/2/08 16:32, Blogger ChrisB said...

lisa, asha, john thanks for putting me right~ shows how little I know about my birds!! I've added a postscript rather than alter the whole post. I clearly need to do some research in future!

 
At 12/2/08 17:51, OpenID eclecticblog said...

We have big windows in our living room. In the Spring and Summer when we have more sunny days we'll here thump, thump through out the day. Many times they revive themselves and fly away...others don't make it...and then there are those that are about to make it and then our dogs get them! Poor things! Never thought of pie LOL!

 
At 12/2/08 17:55, Blogger CPA Mom said...

I wouldn't have know it was a dove either.

 
At 12/2/08 18:01, Blogger ChrisB said...

cpa mom now you've admitted that I feel much better :)

 
At 12/2/08 18:03, Blogger Sauntering Soul said...

Poor little birdie.

My last apartment had a sunroom and we had birds fly into the windows all the time.

 
At 12/2/08 18:03, Blogger ChrisB said...

eclecticblog I bet the dogs find that wonderful sport!

 
At 12/2/08 18:04, Blogger ChrisB said...

sauntering soul I don't think I realised it was that usual for this to happen!

 
At 12/2/08 18:48, Blogger Jennie said...

I thought it was a pigeon as well!
A small bird (I'm not sure what it was) flew into the window of the flat where I used to live, and died, so the kids and I buried it in a park.

 
At 12/2/08 19:06, Blogger katy said...

ah more thing, have you buried it if you are not eating it then?!
and did you let its mate know where to attend the funeral!

 
At 12/2/08 19:38, Blogger Alix said...

oh what a shame, poor little bird and poor mate.
Glad you didn't cook him up.

 
At 12/2/08 20:51, Blogger Willowtree said...

Pigeon, dove, same thing...they're all just rats with wings.

 
At 12/2/08 21:53, Blogger Sandy said...

I'm with WT on this one -flyig vermin.

 
At 12/2/08 21:57, Blogger frannie said...

that is so sad!

 
At 12/2/08 22:36, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT~LOL rats with wings~ now if I were you and thought of that I could have adapted the photo accordingly!!

 
At 13/2/08 02:44, Anonymous susan said...

Poor little...rat. :)

 
At 13/2/08 05:50, Blogger Steffi said...

That´s sad!

 
At 13/2/08 17:06, Blogger Beccy said...

Funnily enough Joules called his pigeon a rat with wings. I had fillet of sea bass.

 

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