Barcelona, a photo a day

Feeding time


We are now living less than 5 minutes away from what most people describe as being the center of the city, the Plaza de Catalunya. Posh hotels, Hard Rock Cafe, couple of big fountains and weird sculptures. And lots and lots of pigeons, expecting to being fed by the occasional tourist. And they’re lucky, as the tourists come here in their millions.

This said, as in most big european towns, pigeons are considered a nuisance or a plague. The municipality of Barcelona does not kill them, but chemically neuters 20.00 of them every year. Does it work? Not really, not on Plaza Cataluny anyway.

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8 responses

  1. A mammoth bird table πŸ˜€

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    August 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

  2. Dear Rob,
    I think these pictures are so lovely!
    I'm kind of person that would like to be close to the birds as well!
    I wish everything is okay there!
    hugs
    LΓ©ia

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    August 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

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    August 18, 2010 at 5:29 am

  4. I 'd rather not feed pigeons as I find them a nuisance. How about neutering crows as a part of KL has many and they are pests.

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    August 18, 2010 at 3:48 am

  5. Yuck. Pigeons.

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    August 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

  6. I like this, – it has real action, it is close, and is also a sharp and interesting photo!:)

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    August 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

  7. Nice scene – as you say these birds are a big big problem in major cities.

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    August 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

  8. Cute with the kids, but I'd be afraid of the pigeons' fleas jumping on me.
    Interesting that they can and do neuter the birds chemically.

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    August 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

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