Thanks to Dave who sent this comment below to the Pigeon post a week or so back.
Hi Tobi just an update on pigeons. In Funchal today by the pier on those large concrete steps people sit on, there is now a old woman who is selling pictures and has a tin collecting money for food to feed the pigeons. She has bags of corn and just tipping it out, the pigeon mess is every where it is a disgrace and filthy. No wonder nobody sit there anymore.
I’m sure this woman will soon be moved on, and they will get the steps washed down.