I was asked by intlxpatr if our white pigeon, Softmint, is my favourite. I explained that I prefer the “ugly grey ones” and she asked for a good photograph of one. This is an old photograph, from October 2008, of one of our homer pigeons returning home. It doesn’t look any nicer, nothing can do that, but I hope you agree that a nice moment was captured.
They may not be good acrobats, nor particularly attractive – in fact they’re quite boring – but the way homing pigeons navigate and fly home is impressive every time.