As Katherine Midgley will reveal, David Attenborough had not needed to travel so far to produce those documentaries for which we all remember him so fondly. The pigeon is the subject of her close analysis over the next 18 minutes. To Midgley, they are far from unwanted co-inhabitants of the cities we live in, but ingenious creatures capable of versatile adaptation which leaves us wanting for similar resourcefulness.
Pidgeon. Image courtesy Katherine Midgley.