Thursday, May 11, 2023

Pigeons in the Library!

City pigeons sometimes make their way into public buildings with plentiful food scraps and multiple opening and closing doors – like cavernous and bustling train stations. From May 9 through June 6, pigeons have made their way into the library too – but in this instance it is in the form of Audubon’s print of the Band-Tailed Pigeon (plate 367)!

Shown here are the adult male and female, depicted perched in the blooming leaves of a dogwood tree. Read Audubon’s account of the pigeon here.