Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tubby F*cker

A photo of one of the woodies which hang around the back of my place doing a very passable Alisher Usmanov impression...



I think I might lay off leaving out kitchen scraps for a while

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pigeons are a creation of the CIA. The fat ones have hidden cameras.

Stef said...

if only they could fly

Lord Patel said...

Woodies always remind me of the Alderman in "BillyLiar" the best fillum ever made... if only because Julie Christie made her debut in it.

They make a good squab pie though.

lwtc247 said...

Lord Patel has a point. Why don't we eat pigeons? 'n just the right size to go into a decent Cornish pasty!

Pigeons for Food!

Anonymous said...

I hate the way they keep looking at me.

Kier said...

For lwtc247:

http://tinyurl.com/2jssbf

You could make a pie instead of a pasty - you'd need six of them though. Although Stef's little mate looks like it could account for at least two or three (sorry Stef) :)

Stef said...

three, definitely three

Stef said...

from the site with the pigeon recipes...

The Woodpigeon (Columba Palumbus) is the largest of the dove family at around 40cm in length and this bird is found throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. The Woodpigeon in the UK is unique in that it is a resident species, non-migratory unlike its continental brethren. Pigeons have been "domesticated" for many centuries in Britain but the Woodpigeon is considered by the farming community to be the most serious agricultural bird pest in the UK. A wild and wary bird. A challenging quarry.

Many shooting sportsmen consider it 'the ultimate sporting bird'

Stef said...

I hate the way they keep looking at me.

it's worse when they start whispering

Kier said...

http://www.pigeonwatch.co.uk/recipes.htm

I found an even more exotic range of recipes here if you're feeling....peckish (See what I did there?)
From my limited knowledge, if you're disinclined to shoot your own, it's worth finding out where the pigeon originated, as they allegedly tend to taste of what they've eaten themselves. Nicking one from Trafalgar Square could probably be a bit risky on that basis.

Stef said...

the ones round here would probably taste like cold donner kebab then

I might even be able to pass them off as a delicacy