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London Pigeon

Urban nature explored in this wonderful short film looking at the lives, habits and habitats of London’s pigeon population.

Documentary 1940 9 mins

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Thoroughly enjoyable documentary about London pigeons, showing them nesting in unlikely places such as the stone doorways of Georgian shop fronts in Charlotte Street and in bay trees on the balcony of a Marble Arch hotel. Shows numerous pigeons bobbing around, some eating “corn from a horse’s nosebag”, others fluttering around Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s and Piccadilly.