Pigeons of Banashankari – Golden Hour

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This image is my favourite. I love the shadow.

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Flying back home

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My mother watches as the pigeons enjoy their food.

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Guardian Angels

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Guardian Angels II

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I go left, and you go right.

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Pigeons heading back home after breakfast, and the Sun rises in the background.

The Pigeons of Banashankari

My mother and I started sprinkling grains on our terrace many weeks back. The very next day we saw that the grains were still there. Without losing hope, we waited many days. Finally one Pigeon showed up. Very soon we had many visitors. But they all were still scared of us. They would just sit on the wall and never come down to eat, unless we left them alone.

Its been almost a month now, and we are visited by almost 30 pigeons in the morning and evening. Every morning my mother and I love to see them waiting for us to feed them.

Here are some photos from my phone.

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This is no moon walker, its a sun walker.

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These birds damaged my broadband wire last week

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The guardian angel

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They fly away hearing my dog bark. (We leash him while feeding the pigeons)

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Fly back home, and come again tomorrow.

The Pigeons of Cubbon Park

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Sri. Chamarajendra park, also known as Cubbon park, is a park in the heart of Bangalore, India. This park has a history of over 100 years and has been of great significance to numerous walkers, joggers, stray dogs, birds, and it surrounds the State Legislature, Vidhana Soudha and the Karnataka High court.

Also, there are numerous pigeons that thrive in this park. At any time of the day, one can witness the by passers enjoying the company of these pigeons, or taking pictures, or simply feeding them.
The pigeons here face constant threat from rodents and stray dogs. There are many pigeon deaths reported by the park officials each month. Also, these birds are threatened by insolent fools who pelt stones at them.

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I had been to the park today and was surprised to see so many daily walkers who feed these birds. Some of them consider this as a good deed and feed the pigeons daily. For some, its a morning ritual. I saw one person offering a small prayer before he fed the birds. 
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DSC_0136Their number has dwindled over the years, but Its nice to see that the people who use the park daily, try to protect these birds and make sure they are fed.
Next time you visit the park, make sure you feed them some grains !