Nidih listened tutorial of Tobias for pigeon project and gave me inspiration about her experience. For three different situations here with three types of behaviors between human and pigeon, first, its in a small park, with sunshine and breeze, a bench and several pigeons, human enjoy the sunshine, read a piece of newspaper with a relaxing mode, and most important, they feed pigeons; the second, at a public square, here is a big group of pigeons flying and poop out everywhere, pedestrian just waving hands to them ‘fucking away’. Last one is a really interesting phenomenon, at the pond of hype park, many people feed beautiful swans and duck with fish or bread, but no people feed pigeons, even though pigeons walking around these feeders all the time. Its quiet interesting that the relationship between pigeons and human could be change in different situations. For know more about it, I visited hyde park and interviewed 6 groups of feeders at round pond and the Serpentine, which are two places that have swans, pigeons and water. It is so cold that I only found groups of feeders at round pond.
First group is a pair of youngsters, I saw they feeding pigeons and ask them why they love pigeons and if they can get benefit from those pigeons, what do they want. They told me they dont hate pigeons but not love them too much and they are travellers from Spain so they could only understand a little bit English but not too much…But I can not speak Spanish so I just give wishes to them ‘enjoy your time’.——fail
About the second group, which is a couple of Muslim, they told me they come here weekly and bring some past due food for birds. First, they usually stay at a square of grassland and waiting for pigeons, specializing for pigeons, feed them bread or pancake. When I ask them if they think about past due food is bad for pigeons health, they said its not bad for pigeons. After that, they will go to the side of pond feeding other birds that avoiding fighting for food between pigeons and other birds. Because of religion, they are Muslim, they could not waste food, birds need food, homeless need food, thats why they store overdue food in a blanket and supply for others. What is more, they love pigeons, and their children as well. Their children play with pigeons so happy and enjoy the time when massive pigeons flying around them.———————-success?
Then I walk to The Serpentine finding more groups, on the way, I saw a feeder only feed five parrots but pigeons around him. I thought these parrots are his own, but I was wrong. Then I ask him why not feed pigeons. He said he dont like them. ‘Why?’ ‘If I feed one pigeon, it will have another group of pigeons come here maybe 20 or 30’ ‘whatever?”I dont like them…..’ Oh my god, impatiently guy….————–fail
to be continued, Im so hungry..I cant wait for dinner………..come back, after ate 4 plates of food, I am so full, why I have such a f**king stomach like man’s.
At the side of The Serpentine, I found the fourth group with three person, they were feeding pigeons! Pigeons! I was so surprised the food, its not bread or cupcakes these human food, but frumentum. I told one of them I am doing a university survey about pigeons and asked some questions. She told me she is a londoner and she love pigeons so much, further more, not only her, whole of her family are pigeons lovers. She comes to The Serpentine twice a month, and bought pigeons food in pet shops. Its already become their
rutin. She said some people only feed some human food for them but its bad for their health. About feeding other birds, she will feed other food for swans but not frumentum, frumentum is special for pigeons. Comparing other birds, she dislikes swan a little bit because swans hurt pigeons when they fighting for food, and that may make pigeons lost their nails. Pigeons also hurt partners, especial male hurt female pigeons for fighting food. Every time when she feed pigeons, she always takes some photos for pigeons, actually, its not for posting on facebook or show off her life on weekend, its only because pigeons are really beautiful. The colours of feather on pigeons neck, green and purple, is really beautiful within sunshine.———success
About the fifth group, I was really shocked. It a pair of father and son, when I asked why he doesnt feed pigeons, he replyed: ‘You can feed more ….’ and went away. …..Soooo rude…——fail.
The last group is a pair of seniors, they told me pigeons are vermin like rat. But I cant understand the meaning of vermin at that point, so they just explain it as ‘personally reason’ and went away. —–fail.
to be continued, Im so hungry..I cant wait for dinner