Saturday, 6 August 2016

Urban Pigeons

Cant say that I have ever taken any pictures of urban pigeons before - so this may be a first.

These rather over excited birds were feeding on the scraps of somebodies lunch in George Square in Glasgow.  Later in my trip to Scotland, when I was on Orkney I saw some (real) Rock Doves from which all of these feral (and domesticated) pigeons are descended.  Unfortunately, the wild birds were not as cooperative.

I have to say I rather like the bird that seems to enjoy riding on the other ones!






cheers - SM

14 comments:

Karen Butfield said...

Funny I love to see Pigeons but have never taken a photo of one, I keep meaning to though lol.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, that is a lot of pigeons. They must feel safe hanging out together! Happy weekend to you!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Individually, the birds are gorgeous. But the enormous flocks make me go ick. There's a bakery a few miles down the road from us that throws out old bread. The place as you can imagine, has a million moochers hanging around all the time. I think I'd drive down the highway a bit to discard the bread for them. Just me.

Missy George said...

"City birds"..The one that hitch hikes has a different coloring than the others..or was it the lighting?? Good shots but I'm betting that you didn't have to go to a lot of trouble to get them ;)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) Pigeons are actually very beautiful birds. I like the iridescent colours of the hitchhiker in your last photo.

TheChieftess said...

Haha!!! The birds no one ever thinks to photograph!!! The alpha bird riding on the back of the other one does have a pretty iridescence to his feathers! I like the last two shots! Call me a minimalist!!!

Bob Bushell said...

They are terrible, but I don't belief that, they are lots of fun.

Lea said...

Great photos! The last one is my favorite.
Hope you are having a beautiful week-end!
Lea

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Very nice urban scene!
The Lion looks terrified. Wonder why :)

Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Linda W. said...

I like your photo of the pigeon on top of the pile!

Margaret Adamson said...

Pigeons ara actually lovely looking birds and each one very different but some perople just ignor them and never seen any beauty in them

Lady Fi said...

Pigeons are pretty, but perhaps less so in big flocks. Nice shots.

Klara said...

ha, ha, the guy on the back must be a fighter with a motto 'over someones dead or alive body'

David Gascoigne said...

Nice choice of subject - a highly underrated bird - and great shots.