So, Eric likes to keep our kitchen window wide open when we're home. The bottom photo shows you what I'm talking about. There are no screens in windows here, so this leaves us open to various pests, usually of the insect nature, and usually this is just a fly or two, or once there were 2 moths that attached themselves to the curtain on a windy day and Eric had to get rid of them. No mosquitos, nothing that is really too offensive in any way.
Well, last night I was going into the kitchen to make dinner, and darned if a pigeon wasn't sitting right on top of the washing machine. It's in the 1st picture, with the color mats on top. Of course I didn't get a photo of the bird himself. There was no food there or anything, just a bottle of wine, and as far as I could tell, the thing had just been sitting there quietly for I don't know how long. So of course I screamed and it flew out immediately. Thank god it knew which way to go and didn't freak out and fly into me or further into the apartment. Eric thinks it's because I'm getting too friendly with them, but I'm not sure if it was one of the ones that I watch all the time or not.