What pigeons do in grass

After rain, pigeons often flock to grassy areas and people often wonder what they are doing there.

Well, some time ago, I was on a camp site with lots of pigeons. Mostly wood pigeons, no rock doves (city pigeons).

They were very relaxed and walked up very close to the tent with me sitting in the opening, while they foraged.

I saw one eat an entire worm, but I noticed that they also actually eat the tips of grass.

Feeding pigeons

“I have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years. But there was one, a beautiful bird, pure white with light grey tips on its wings; that one was different. It was a female. I had only to wish and call her and she would come flying to me.
I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life.” – Nikola Tesla