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Monday, April 9, 2018
THE STUPIDEST BIRD
THE STUPIDEST BIRD
a re-run from April 2015
We did have binoculars and a “Birds of North America” book at the ready for the few instances when a new bird species dropped by…always an exciting event.
So I am a bird appreciator, an amateur birder.
Most birds seem pretty intelligent. They are wary of other species and wary of humans. They are skillful at finding and retrieving food even in difficult winter conditions. The food we leave out is appreciated, but they would survive without human intervention; except for the urban pigeon.
The city pigeons, also known as flying rats are without a doubt the stupidest bird in the world. This bird could not survive without humans and human leftovers. They have no fear of man; they could be caught with ease if they were a needed food source. I suppose the argument could be made that they are smart to know humans will not harm them and they are smart to get easy feed from hanging close to humans.
Why then, do I say they are so stupid? First they walk stupid. They cannot move a leg without also moving their head…stupid. They look like bass guitar players without the rhythm and talent. That is not why they are stupid.
The pigeon lives off left over scraps of bread.
They eat it stupid.
The pigeon pecks at the bread getting only tiny pieces with each peck. Then in order to break the bread down to a smaller size, he picks it up and shakes it. Most of the shaken bread flies away from him and is grabbed by another pigeon. He is left with only a crumb.
Every time the pigeon picks up a piece of bread to shake a smaller piece loose, he misses stepping on it by less than a quarter of an inch. It just drives me crazy watching them.
“Step on it you stupid bird! Just step on the fucking piece of bread and it will stay put for you to peck away at your heart’s content!”
They never do, they always just miss stepping on the bread. Not one friggin bird has thought of stepping on the bread. Not once has a pigeon accidentally stepped on the bread and realized,
“WOW, this is way better then flinging it all over and then having to fight those other birds for it!”
Nope, not figuring it out, accidentally or otherwise.