Since we didn't have anything to feed the birds, we picked up some peanut shells to fool the birds. It worked!
Steve posted a better picture of Joel, where you can see his expression of glee when a pigeon landed on his hand.
So I decided to see what would happen if I brought some actual food. When I arrived, I only saw one pigeon-but all it took was a couple of pieces of popcorn on the ground and around 50 showed up in about 5 seconds. I can't figure out where they came from:
This one sat on my hand for a while, giving me a sort of "hey, where's the food?" look:
I think the one in the mural below was mad it didn't get enough to eat, and took an entire hand with it. I guess I had a lucky escape!