Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sweet Riot

Something sweet just happened. I was praying and heard knocking on my wind. What! Knocking on the window! on the 13th floor! Even if it was the door, I keep on praying. A second later another knocking is heard! It was irregular this time, not like human's knock knock. I'm still praying.

Then there was sort of riot outside the window. One of the sweetest riot… pigeons'. The moment I finished praying they started their Hadeel, which is pigeons' songs. I didn't want to move the curtain fearing that might scare them; I made a small opening and kept looking at them. What a wonderful scene! I'm not sure how many of them there were in at the window but I saw three and one was flying and not settled where to stand. The moment I tried to steal a better look one of them started staring at me! Afterwards the all turned their bodies to face my window!

I love pigeons

That's all for now
Enjoy these photos

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Blogger Khalid from said...

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4/22/2009 6:17 PM  
Blogger Khalid from said...


Thanks for the nice story and also for the pictures.

Pigeons are messengers of peace and they arrived at your window because you are as peaceful as them.

May ALLAH accept your prayers.


4/22/2009 6:18 PM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...

I love pigeons too :))

thanks you for the nice story :))

4/23/2009 2:40 AM  
Blogger David said...

How nice that you had some friendly visitors! :) Can you open your window? If so, you might try putting a little bird seed on the window ledge to reward them for visiting. I think they might like some bread crumbs too.

Looking at the first two pictures, I think those might be doves, which are close relatives of pigeons. The third picture is definitely a pigeon. We have doves here that look very much like yours and we have pigeons that look exactly like yours.

I hope your little winged friends come back to visit you again. :)

4/23/2009 6:35 AM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...

i thought doves and pigeosn were the same thing, honestly! :)

4/23/2009 11:16 AM  
Blogger attawie said...

Khalid Ibrahim,

Thank you.

Khalid J
I've never seen pigeons like the ones we had in Iraq, the rainbow ring around their neck are much much more beautiful than any other pigeon I've seen.

Actually, my visitors as you noticed in the photos are both pigeons and doves. I love doves because they are calmer but pigeons are sometimes scary, like the big one in the photo.

I can open my widow but I'm afraid if i feed them once they'll bring the entire flock and I won't stand them. Only surprise visits are welcomed.

oh and KJ, (that's Khalid Jarrar is it ok if I called you KJ?)
A pigeon is 7amamma
but a dove is yamamma,

Doves are smaller :)

4/23/2009 4:54 PM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...

KJ! i like that! :D very original!
where did i here that before, i wonder? :D :D :D

shino yamamam shino yababa?!

zen shino ako forooqat ba3ad do they look the same but smaller? is there also: "pigeon, ba7ibbi ri7to" or is that only a Dove thing? :D loooool

how about when grilled! do they taste different? :D
**haha evil anti environment food loving khalid pictures grilled pigeons and doves**


4/23/2009 8:43 PM  
Blogger attawie said...

lol, la it's not shower jell nor a bar of soap!


I've never tried grilled pigeon or dove! update me if you tried any.

4/24/2009 12:19 AM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...

oh hah, they are like chicken only smaller, and you cant usually eat fully grown pigeons beucase their muscles are stiff and strong you cant cook them, so people usually eat the little ones that havent started flying yet. very mean, i know:(

the little ones are called za`3aleel, mofradha za`3lool, i have been to couple of 3azoomaaat before that had za`3aleel ma7shiyya, they are so tiny and you eat it kolha min fog lejawwa as if you are eating shekh ma7shi mako? beucase the bones are so thin you can break them and eat them you probably wouldnt notice:)

4/24/2009 11:59 AM  
Blogger attawie said...

you're sad because you can't eat fully grown pigeons or sad because you had to eat the small little ones?

za'3aleel! sounds very Egyptian.

and I eat most of the chicken bones and now you got me wondering about this sort of ma7shi


4/24/2009 6:05 PM  
Blogger زهرة الراوي said...

Attawie, it seems you live in Sharjah?
Nice pigeons, you remind me of snow white!
Lovely peaceful pigeons survive the harsh life in the city, how wonderful!
There was a time that small birds (not pigeons) used to wake me up by knocking my window, on my off day I feel very angry because I want to sleep some more, but now I miss them so much.
Thanks for sharing these moments with us.

4/25/2009 6:01 PM  
Blogger attawie said...

Dear Zahra,
Yes, I do live in Sharjah!

These little wonders called birds are so sweet when they visit at the right time :)

Thanks for visiting my blog, it's a pleasure.

4/25/2009 9:51 PM  

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