A new bird landed in our garden yesterday. At first I couldn’t determine what kind it was. It almost looked like a baby owl at first glance. It had sloppy feathers, huddled on our pergola and its body language revealed it felt uncomfortable and out of place.

The Man had a better perspective from his office, including a camera with lots of optical zoom. It turned out to be a scruffy pigeon. We suspect it was a city pigeon that must be starving now there are no food leftovers to eat downtown. They need to expand their territory to find food. Clearly a suburb is not its preferred habitat and seeds are not its preferred food. At some point the bird left the garden. I hope it will not return. Our garden is not big enough for more pigeons. We already have three ringdoves and two turtle doves who frequent our garden. That’s enough.