Pigeons on the Balcony

I have been getting my camera gear organised for our next trip. When I checked the memory card, I found a few photos that I’d forgotten about. For some reason, in the last two or three years a pigeon couple have been trying to nest in the corner of our balcony. We have found twigs made into very basic nests and, on occasion, an egg. Up until this year, nothing came of any of the eggs because we would scare the pigeons away. However, this year we were away from the middle of February to the beginning of April, so they were able to nest without interruption. We didn’t notice until a few days after we came home, when the window cleaner found them.

I took a few pictures now and then, but not too many. We didn’t want the pigeons, but we were too soft and let them be.

The new pigeons left the nest and we cleared “everything” up, but still had to deal with ma and pa trying for round two. So we now have netting.

SJW Tropes: Ironic Misandry

Once upon a time there were two people who made very silly jokes that offended a lot of other people—at least, both of them claimed they were just joking.  One was an old white male, the other a young female POC.  Which one of them got thrown under the bus as a result?

via SJW Tropes: Ironic Misandry.

Hmm?

A Little Spot of Wine Tasting

We (that’s me, P&S and T) went to France the other week to visit my brother and mother. They live in Aquitaine (according to my brother, France is the other side of the Gironde) near some of the great wine appellations of the world. We decided to do a bit of wine-tasting while we were there.

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