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Discerning diners.

Sophisticated diners

Last week, walking down Swanston Street, I saw a couple finish their meal and leave their street-side table. As soon as they left, a flock of pigeons descended to finish off the odd bits of rice and vegetable that were still in the bottom of the bowls.

The way the birds (pictured) descended on the abandoned bowls, it looked for all the world like they were going to use the chopsticks. They didn’t, of course, but there were about four birds in the bowl at one stage, and they managed to eat around the chopsticks without even moving them. One bird didn’t bother with the table, but waited hopefully underneath for something to be dropped. Alas, it waited in vain…

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