Yes, the header is a nod to Mo Willems’ pigeon books. I worked in a Kid’s Department in a bookstore for a few years…I have a HUGE soft spot for Mo Willems. If you don’t know this wonderful author, look him up, whether you have kids or not. You will adore him.
Thank god New York pigeons are not afraid of people because since i am lacking a Macro lens for my camera I actually had to get pretty close to him as he cleaned his feathers. I loved how his feathers splayed as he plucked and cleaned them.