The other thing which I love about them is a sight which I suspect most people will have seen, a small flock of pigeons flying in tight formation over a town which are captive birds. I can watch them for ages as they twist and turn at some extreme speeds and then as they turn a flash of white underwing briefly dazzles the sight.
P.S. - There might well be more of these tributes to the commoner species throughout the year on the days which are slower on the birding front.
2011 Yearlist - 88 species