JK and Carolyn were exploring Glasgow, walking in the neighbourhood of George Square. Suddenly the innocuous pigeons scattered around on the ground and settled on statues formed a massive flock and began to swirl, zooming just over people’s heads and, as a unit, taking some action that seemed as if it might endanger this poor woman. It was soon apparent that the woman was an old friend and her bag was loaded with seeds. If you’ve ever seen Mary Poppins, you have seen a very similar phenomenon. The Bird Lady must appear with enough frequency that the birds were on the lookout for her. After chucking some handfuls of seed, she chuckled at their zeal and trundled on. To the next bird rendezvous?