columba (a dove or pigeon) livia, (blue, blue-gray, or lead-colored)
Saturday, May 12, 1979 — 8:00 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois — LaSalle Street
First of all, let me state that I know this bird has been renamed “Rock Pigeon,” but that’s just silly.
My roommate and I walked to the nearby grocery store for something or other.
As we walked by, we saw many Rock Doves lined up on ledges near the roof of a church. A few others were perched on a light pole in front of the church. Of course, I’d seen “pigeons” all over the place while I was living in Chicago, but these were different. Now I was listing.