Pigeon or Dove

by Barbara Gurry/rowell

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I recently read it is the 100 year anniversary of the extinction of the messenger pigeon, the last being Martha who died in 1914. I am usually annoyed by the pigeons or doves that hang out in groups.  It is hard to tell who is who.  They leave white gobs on my side-walk and coooooooooo, which wears on my patience.   However,  finding more out about Martha led me to re-evaluate my opinion.      Today I stopped to look closer and listen differently to her distant relatives.