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Subject: Pigeons have nothing to do with it. A sailing ship named the Pigeon foundered on this outcrop and the light was consequently constructed. A classic lighthouse profile, currently being restored. ..Photo: The setting sun glints off the wave crests and rocks as large numbers of seabirds head for overnight roosts. Only in the evening does this southerly perspective offer advantaged light - otherwise the lighthouse is back-lit by difficult sun angles and the foreground water tends to be washed out.