They are in Ankara and in every city of the world. They are so many. Moreover, they are fat and chubby. They are getting fatter. Even her wings are swollen. There were no people left who walked as Pıt pit. Their walk has changed.
When our generation was children, pigeons never brought anyone close to their relatives from 100 meters. Now they do not avoid themselves and do not frighten. There is no trace of their fearful, anxious and hectic mood.
Hacı Bayram, Sıhhiye Abdi İpekçi Park, Kızılay Güvenpark, Kurtuluş Park and Kuğulu Park are the regions that are dominated by pigeons. I'm afraid I will hurt them while walking around here. It feels like I'm going to chew. I take my steps, tiny and very carefully. So I don't step on pigeons.
What happened to the pigeons? Are they starting to see the citizens as reliable? Did they cleanse their genetic fears?
I have seen snow in November a lot. This year, neither rain nor snow. Drought prevails. The steppe doesn't even have fall clouds.
The pigeons keep the spring enthusiasm. When a pinch of bait is thrown, dozens of wings make a "pop" and split the air. A race is starting. While an area of land is narrow for two pigeons, a handful of bait stacks dozens of pigeons in an area.
Do pigeons have a feeling of fullness? Or are they just like us?
Do not believe the saying that it has a stomach as much as a bird. If that stomach licks and swallows the world, it will not be full.
The digestive system of birds is very different from humans. Their metabolism works fast and they spend a lot of energy. Birds do not feel full.
You can also see the pigeons that fill their crop so much that they can not eat so much feed and fly. Or similar ones ...
He showed a friend the obese pigeons that didn't give us a way when we walked off the sidewalk and said, “Look at these! One day they will be unable to fly. I said that they will not carry their wings and their weight and they will grow into chicken ”.
It reacted to my promise. Thinking I was inspired by the thesis of the evolution of species, he said, “When the dove is created, it will remain that way until doomsday. Pigeons cannot chicken. He said he will continue to fly.
3-5 years after this speech I read an article about pigeons in a magazine. The article emphasized that pigeons should fly about 70 kilometers every day, and it was claimed that pigeons, whose access to food nowadays, have increased access to food, will weaken and become unable to fly because they fly less.
This topic is outside of my scope. Ornithologists know the truth. I expressed my observation. Darwin or something like that did not occur to me.
I mean, urban life and the point where humanity has reached, nature, affects every living creature in nature in some way. Pigeons also get their share from this effect. If I say that pigeons are in the same line with humans in terms of not being satiated, would anyone object, even though they could not go to the stage of hoarding, hoarding and stacking like us?
There are also sesame-addicted pigeons. As you know, Ankara is famous for its taste. Pigeons also discovered the taste of Ankara bagel. I also have acquaintances who buy bagels for birds and go to parks.
Bagels thrown from the ferry in Istanbul, shot from eighteen