Just to get me in the mood for my rapidly approaching birthday – it’s not one of those big significant round number ones, but it’s not far off – I thought I’d dig out some pictures from the past. A kind of “Living in the Past” sort of post.
On one of my infrequent trips back to the UK I spent some time at Slimbridge, the home of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. This organisation was set up by Peter Scott, whose father died on the return journey from the South Pole. I was sat in a hide when this wood pigeon landed more or less directly outside the window. It’s one of the few bird shots I had to take with a wide angle lens!
It’s not really the kind of bird people would travel any distance to see, but I don’t see them any more so I thought I’d give it a brief dance in the spot light of World Bird Wednesday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the screen.
Enjoy the birds
This is a wonderful picture, and I enjoyed the circumstances that let you get it. I've never gotten a good bird picture with a wide angle lens.ReplyDelete
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it's really beautiful. you should load your photos in a larger format (if your layout will allow it). i clicked on it to enlarge, but often don't take the time to do so as i'm scooting thru blogland. :) just a suggestion...ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful bird and TWG is right, the larger version is really awesome! Hope your week is going well and don't worry about the birthday, believe me, you're still a youngster -- well, in comparison with some of us!!ReplyDelete
Lovely shot - I love wood pigeons - I think they are very photogenic - glad you enjoyed Slimbridge - my last visit to a reseve was a couple of months back to Cley next the sea in Norfolk - Jane UKReplyDelete
If it's new or different to you or if it brings back memories it's a significant bird! And if it's new to your readers, it's definitely worth blogging. And besides that's one beautiful softly colored bird.ReplyDelete
And I agree with Sylvia over there -- you're too young to worry about birthdays.
I enlarged it and it's lovely Stewart - such wonderful clarity!ReplyDelete
Looking at his face he seems to have an attitude. I looked at it and just imagined someone scrunching their eyes and scowling. :)
But really, a lovely shot!
A lovely bird .. certainly deserves some attention!ReplyDelete
Nice photo and the backward look can be lots of fun.ReplyDelete
Nice one! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!ReplyDelete
A gorgeous shot Stewart! I know someone who would give his eye teeth for a shot of a Wood Pigeon like this...me!ReplyDelete
Isn't it amazing how our common birds are rarities to so many others?
I so like the color. ^_^ReplyDelete
Nice one Stewart. Hope your birthday turns out to be all you could wish for!ReplyDelete
Awesome photo, Stewart. I also loved the enlarged version. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
Well done Stewart and a very Happy Birthday, coming soon;')~ReplyDelete
Lovely to see this post!ReplyDelete
He's a beauty Stewart!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
That's the thing- so much in the world around us is taken for granted, until it's gone. It's often the little things we miss. I think it's a lovely bird, with beautiful shades of blue and grey!ReplyDelete
Great photo of the dove! :)ReplyDelete
Well, I've never seen one. Very handsome pigeon! Much nicer than the standard city pigeons we have. Happy upcoming Birthday, Stewart!ReplyDelete
Wow! That's a beautiful shot on the bird. Advance birthday wishes Stewart :)ReplyDelete
What an interesting and pretty bird. One I have never seen.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a very Happy Birthday Stewart. Nothing like a birthday to cause us to replay the past. Oh...we all are getting older.:)
Wonderful to see Stewart and a garden favourite of mine... known as my "Garden Hoovers" they eat every dropped from the feeders.ReplyDelete
Oh yeah, that impending birthday mood!ReplyDelete
Here I thought you were going to reference that great Tull album!
The beautiful tones of dusky blues and greys look wonderful when enlarged! Great photo!ReplyDelete
That's a lovely post and a wonderful photo.ReplyDelete