Saturday, March 16, 2013

Something You Won't Find in Western NY

As my visit to London draws to a close, I wonder what I'll miss .....
The Thames, British bangers, sausage rolls, pub lunches and the smell of the Tube ...
The Today Programme, chip-and-pin credit cards and overhearing someone say, "Cheers Mate!"
Proper blackbirds, proper robins - and - I never thought I'd say it - this chap..

I've never seen a wood pigeon in America, or, more to the point, heard one.  Only, tantalisingly, mourning doves..
 Tantalising, as their coo sounds like an honest British wood pigeon's, but with the end alarmingly left off, as though they're being throttled. They always make me feel a little homesick.

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