AHHHH. I hate Pigeons too! Every summer they nest in the gutter right outside my appartment window. That damned ‘coo-ing’ sound can pierce through any noise or material known to man.
E, when you said you have to get right up on them with your bumper before they move, you couldn’t be more right. I saw a pigeon get decapitated by a car a couple weeks ago. It just stood there in the street lookin at me waiting at a red light; car came up to turn right and *pop*.