You can see these pigeons plumply decorating the trees – we have wood pigeons who bill and coo in the branches, and indeed, they bring a soothing sense of fattened plenty with them. 

The pigeons were sitting in the trees like fattened Christmas decorations.

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sissinghurst: An unfinished history (London: Harper Press, 2009), p. 114

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