Based on their colouring, local pigeons are different tribes. From Terry Spinks Place in Canning Town north to Three Mills in Bow, there are many birds with “Skeletor” patterns (white-to-speckled-white heads, feathering to dark colouring). At Canary Wharf, there are many “Cappuccino” pigeons. You see neither Skeletors nor Cappuccinos in Poplar: most are darker urban pigeons, though there are some classic rock-dove greys. There’s the odd stand-out red pigeon, and some albino birds, too - but very few.