The Pigeon Man

October 29, 2017  •  2 Comments

In 1992 Kevin got lost again and stumbled upon the Pigeon Lady under the Gapstow bridge in Central Park New York. Home Alone again he was terrified of her. The woman most people just past day in and day out turned out to be a very warm, lovely person. 

A few weeks ago one Friday afternoon in St. Stephens park, I met Dublin's very own Pigeon Man. As I walked around the pond I saw Daniel sitting on a bench covered and surrounded by pigeons. Speaking with him, he was so warm and friendly. He pops by at lunch time to feed his 'friends'. When they are injured he actually brings them home to allow them to mend before releasing the back into the wild of the park. 

He explained to me that he really enjoys when people come up to him. I like to give them a break from their hectic day and I have to say I felt refreshed after speaking with him for a few minutes. Thats all he could spare me because we was heading home to get some sleep before he headed out that evening to help feed the Dublin homeless people.

As Dublin continues to grow, it can seem so impersonal. Its nice to meet one person trying to make a difference and so content in doing so.

I hope you enjoy the images and they give you a couple minutes of respite from whatever your hectic day bring you!

Phill

 

Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle)

Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle)

Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle) Daniel feeds pigeons in St. Stephens Green, Dublin every weekend (photo: Philip Doyle)


Comments

Anna Kucieba(non-registered)
The Pigeon Man, Daniel, is probably THE nicest person I had this pleasure to meet in this world. He restores the faith in humanity and makes people fall in love with pigeons, or at least like them. They are such intelligent birds, so family oriented. Did you know that they find a partner for life? I love pigeons and I love Daniel.
People, please, be kind to pigeons and Daniel. And to all animals actually.

Amazing photos, sincere congratulations to the author and thank you for showing to the world who Daniel is, how gorgeous pigeons are and what a treasure Dublin has in its heart.
Polly beckmon(non-registered)
I saw this "pigeon man' in St. Stephens Green in Oct. 2019. We took a photo of him , but didn't approach him to talk because we were afraid it would frighten the pigeons. Now I am inspired to paint him. Reading this about Daniel inspires me even more, knowing he is kind. I sensed it in his presence and your message confirm it. I would like to share my story with him.
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