Are pigeons ‘Rats of the Sky’ or are they beautiful?

©Richard Bailey

Mangy looking urban pigeons skulking around scavenging for food look like a health risk, and not without reason. They carry a wide range of diseases, some of which are airborne and some of which can be transferred through their droppings, including E.coli, and Salmonellosis.

London pigeons strut around looking rough and ready, as though they should be wearing a dirty mac…