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The Birdie !!

It’s been ages since I’ve taken a life and it’s something you never get used to.

On Sunday I took a plump pigeon from out of the sky on the fourteenth hole at a golf coarse I can’t even pronounce. The two lads with me have played for a combined total of thirty years and had never seen it before.

There he was. One minute flapping his wings chatting pigeon gossip and chick banging, and the next clobbered with a cheap miscued golf ball fired from the hands of a rank beginner who’d swallowed three pints of beer with lunch.

All I can say is, he was an unlucky bastard. The ball locked onto him like a missile.

I suppose he could have been an evil pigeon taken by karma….no that’s not right.

RIP Mr Pigeon..Sorry about that.


  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftover 6 years ago

    WOW… rarer than a hole in one!! Very memorable :)

  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftover 6 years ago

    P.S. They tell me pigeon pie is rather nice.

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 6 years ago

    l hope you are busy drawing a cartoon to go with this David, Lol

  • Lisadee Lisa Defazio
    Lisadee Lisa D...over 6 years ago

    Weird! Yes i understand your remorse…you are forgiven…. yeah there is def’ a cartoon in that one!

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 6 years ago

    oh that is funny in a very dark way…… so THATS what they mean by a birdie…
    (thank goodness it wasn’t an Eagle!)

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 6 years ago

    Ah, a poor birdie on the ninth. Never mind David. Fate is cruel sometimes and I guess it’s some small consolation he was an introduced species instead of, say, a rare grass parrot or black cockatoo or something like that.

  • Karen Cougan
    Karen Couganover 6 years ago

    Oh dear, well they do say when you number is up…………..geez what a way to go

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 6 years ago

    I’v heard of an eagle but not a pigeon. Is that a term reserved for beginners :) The clay pigeon guys would be green with envy. “What?” you might say -“…you guys need a gun…and one that fires hundreds of pellets simultaneously…and you have to aim?”