Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Racing Pigeon

My second post on non native birds, this pigeon was just too likeable to ignore. A very confident bird, it took no nonsense from hissing swans, or the world record number of photographers mulling about the pond (yes there were two!) All it wanted was a drink of water, which it got after slowly climbing down the logs to reach the water. I got the impression drinks usually come easier.

Even with the aid of google images I'm still not really sure what this bird is, but my best guess is red racing pigeon. This pigeon was a little larger than most feral pigeons and it registered as well fed, well cared for and used to people though I didn't get close enough to read the band. A fine looking bird, for a pigeon.

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