Bird #2 — Rock Dove

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.

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