The Best-Dressed Pigeon Perch in the Park

How one man learned to love the foul fowl

Real estate agent William MacLeod used to think of pigeons as nothing more than rats with wings. That was until the day he found two abandoned baby birds in Washington Square Park and took them home. He raised them until they could rejoin the flock, but he still comes by to visit and let them hang out on his shoulders.

This documentary is part of Moonshot Productions’ New Yorkers, a series of short films about the city’s eclectic inhabitants.

For more videos from Moonshot Productions, visit http://moonshot-productions.com/.

Katherine Wells is a senior video producer at The Atlantic. More

Wells was formerly a producer of WNYC's Freakonomics Radio and NPR's Science Friday.

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