At lunchtime I saw pigeons on the sidewalk clustered as if feeding. I did not see anything but road salt or white chemical pellets used to melt last night’s snow – I don’t know if that’s different from road salt or not.
They could have just finished off food some human put down for them, or a stray bread crust, right as I arrived, so I might have missed obvious food.
But it looked like pigeons were eating ice-melting chemicals or road salt. That stuff was small, white, and granular, like a lot of what they eat.
Isn’t that bad for them? Would they really eat it? Can they tell the difference?