Yesterday everyone got a bit pigeon mad about a little juvenile speckled pigeon that was sitting on the Algeria goal post during the England v Algeria match (see original post). For those who haven’t seen his now famous face, here’s a photo of the cute fella:
Who would have thought that so many football fans would be interested in a little pigeon? After the pigeon had made his first appearance I quickly searched for a photo and video of him to post. You’ll be amazed how quickly people were writing about him on the net. Within an hour after the match facebook pages and groups were being made in honour of the pigeon and people were asking “What species of pigeon is it?” in bird forums. We received 624 visitors to our website yesterday, with 619 so far today! I am amazed!!
I found this article and video online: Pigeon video: Flying winger lightens up England v Algeria
(I know there’s about 5 adverts before the pigeon video comes on but it’s worth the wait for the 16 second close up of the pigeon.)
Seeing as Georgie cannot see properly she didn’t take much interest in the pigeon, however, Elmo was certainly intrigued when seeing it:
By the way, at the time of writing this, nearly 77,000 people like the pigeon on one of the facebook pages. Insane!