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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 25th September, 2012)

Lost


Lost
I know it's another bird photo, but just a little different. My wife and myself were sitting in the conservatory this evening when this visitor arrived, it strutted around the dining room and kitchen for about half an hour then flew away. It was ringed so I assume it's a homing pigeon that lost it's way.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: PeterP on 25th September 2012 at 00:03

nice photo ,hope it did not leave its calling card

Comment by: Ken R on 25th September 2012 at 00:06

Lovely looking bird, I hope it did not leave a deposit after its visit.
It might be eying that tree up for a nest???

Comment by: David Fairclough on 25th September 2012 at 00:39

That's a good one Harry, a lost homing pigeon. Should have a GPS

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 25th September 2012 at 02:56

What a great photo Harry!!! Almost as good as the koala toddling down our driveway on a hot summers day looking for a drink from the bird bath!!!! Cheers

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th September 2012 at 04:03

I`ll bet DH mentions pigeon pie, Harry !!
I was sat in my lounge the other day and heard a `thud` which was a large bird hitting the window !!
How do pigeons and other birds, particularly swallows, manage to fly in flocks without colliding I wonder.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 25th September 2012 at 07:47

I presume that is a verigate ficus Benjimina you have growing in a pot there Harry? I have one under our pergola but it is a solid green. Cheers

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 25th September 2012 at 07:54

''it strutted around the dining room and kitchen for about half an hour''

Unbelievable!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th September 2012 at 08:12

Further to my earlier comment, to see a heck of a lot of flamingo`s copy and paste :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1pcJ0UKnnM&feature=related
Ken R, these flamingo`s leave huge `deposits`!!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 25th September 2012 at 08:51

Coooo nice pigeon :)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th September 2012 at 09:22

We haven`t had a poem for sometime, so here is an appropiate one :-

The Pigeon Fancier!

Bird flying high
You know how it feels
Gymnast of the sky
Fly aerial cartwheels

Bird flying high
Was it really meant for me
That present from the sky
You sent hurtling down to me

Bird flying high
If there’s to be some more
Tell me the reason why
It’s me you’re looking for?

Bird flying high
I see you are a pigeon
So will you tell me why
You gifted me a smidgen

Bird flying high
That was not a friendly thing
It landed in my eye
And made it water and sting

Bird flying high
You think you are so clever
But now you will die
Once I pull this blessed trigger

Bird that flew high
Is now dead at my feet
Now I can make a pie
And it can be the meat?

Comment by: Ron D on 25th September 2012 at 09:27

Nice one Harry, Sod the morons.

Comment by: David Barker on 25th September 2012 at 11:40

[Show me the way to go home]..... good photo,Harry.

Comment by: dirty harry on 25th September 2012 at 11:54

"morons" what do you mean ron d ?

Comment by: Al.C on 25th September 2012 at 12:33

Looks quite happy being photogrpahed in the house.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 25th September 2012 at 12:35

Beautiful shot..I can never understand why some people call them the rats of the sky..they didn't say that when they were saving thousands of lives flying to and fro during the war...they are a beautiful bird..and of course one of God's creatures.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th September 2012 at 13:05

My dear Mum used to say ,it was bad luck iff a bird came into the house(wild birds) that is.

Comment by: Mick on 25th September 2012 at 14:51

I wonder why people fancy pigeons with all other animals and birds keepers you are a breeder.

Famous pigeon fanciers the Queen and Jack Duckworth.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 25th September 2012 at 14:59

It does no harm to feed a racing pigeon when they pop in for a rest as they are usually quite hungry if they are lost.Nice pic.Harry,reminds me of the time when there were always a few chaps releasing pigeons down the canal bank on their practice run before a race.

Comment by: momac on 25th September 2012 at 16:08

Click on utube and listen to Dana singing Skyline Pigeon, do take notice of the words.

Comment by: Harry C. on 25th September 2012 at 16:24

Thanks for the interest all. I agree With you Ron I like the bird pics, Dave it wasn't hungry,it ignored the bird table, (which I have extended so that the White collared Doves could land on it) and came into the house, it did have some water though. Lizzie yes it is a Ficus.

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