The pigeon was standing under a leaky water pipe at Jensen Beach causeway and letting water drip slowly down its face onto its neck and back – a slow-motion bird-bath shower. The water was making a little puddle around its feet.
The grackle was curious, and waiting its turn for a sip and a dip.
When there are so many pigeons and they are so common, you may overlook them and miss their pretty iridescence or interesting habits.
Pigeons have a super power I would love to have (besides flying, of course)…
Pigeons can find their way home, even if released from a distant location blindfolded. They can navigate by sensing the earth’s magnetic fields, and perhaps also by using sound and smell. They can also use cues based on the position of the sun.