Rock Dove, Columba livia
31 December 2012
Often maligned, and certainly an under-appreciated species, this flock was guarding the ramparts, so to speak, at the Conestogo dam. When one considers the services rendered to mankind by carrier pigeons, and the popularity of pigeon racing, I often wonder why this species is frequently treated so dismissively. Personally, I think it is a wonderful component of our avifauna here in southern Ontario.