12 comments

  1. Don QuiScottie

    Strange colour for a pigeon. Are Australian pigeons black? Looks more crow-coloured or blackbird-coloured to me.

    And it would be reassuring to know that “no birds were harmed during the making of this image” 🙂

    • Syncopated Eyeball

      Artistic license, my dear.
      Australian pigeons are indeed mostly grey. Thought I have occasionally seen one, (at least I think it was a pigeon) that was a mix of caramel hues, still with a bit of that rainbow effect around his/her neck. Very pretty.
      This pigeon was definitely dead, but I assure you it had nothing to do with me.

  2. mrsdaffodil

    You know, in recent years, whenever I have seen a dead bird, I’ve wished I had a camera with me, or even the time and materials to make a sketch. There is something poignant about such lively creatures being stilled.

    Mind you, pigeons are not my favourite birds, as I once had them nesting in the eaves of my house, with a skylight nearby that I liked to leave open. Unfortunately, the pigeons made a lot of noise and also had mites, so I had to close the skylight. I found myself wishing for a bow and arrow! Eventually, they went away.

    • Syncopated Eyeball

      I find it poignant too, Mrs. Daffodil.

      And I don’t think you are alone in your dislike of pigeons. I don’t mind them. The seagulls around here, I’m not fond of: quite striking in their whiteness with their red legs, but really quite agressive.

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