Give me "Cockies" any day!
Several - make it about 13 years ago -I had an over inquisitive Hong Kong pigeon forever landing on my balcony's floor, so I decided to get it 'pissed out of its tiny mind' by soaking some bread in some "high octane" liquor - what the Chinese call "Bamboo Wine" which is great for indigestion at 45% alcohol by volume.
Well, the pigeon partook of the alcoholic bread & managed to fly off to a lower level in my building and created such a cooing racket that it drew its friends & relations from the locality to see what the fuss was all about!
As I recall, the pigeon never came back for "The hair of the dog" again!
Where I live now, on the West side of HK Island, I can frequently see Sulfur-crested Cockatoos flying by in a gang, all squawking their heads off. They are not a "native breed" here but allegedly escaped captivity multi-many years ago and attempts by the then local council to stop 'em breeding, but filling up holes in trees with concrete was - luckily - a failure.
I like having Cockies around - much better than the drab Sparrows.