Pigeon!

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:16 pm
rydra_wong: a woman wearing a bird mask balances on her arms in bakasana (yoga -- crow pose)
[personal profile] rydra_wong posting in [community profile] common_nature
I had to check the comm profile to try to decide if this was legit, as this was clearly not a wild pigeon; it was obviously someone's sleek, well-fed and well-cared-for homing/racing pigeon.

However, it was definitely "unsupervised", as it was hanging out at a gritstone crag eating bilberries and watching the climbers.

It wouldn't quite let people touch it, but was otherwise very comfortable with humans and happy to let you get very close.

I took a lot of photos of it trying to get a shot of the tags on its legs, as I was worried it was someone's beloved pet and lost. But when I got home, I found out that the "report a found pigeon" websites (they exist, naturally) say in rather weary tones not to even bother unless the pigeon's been around for at least 48 hours; apparently they like to take pit stops.

Pigeon with beautiful iridescent neck



So handsome:

Pigeon displays its profile and wing markings

Trying to see if I might have exciting food items in this plastic bag:

Pigeon close-up, picking with its beak at a plastic bag

Date: 2017-07-18 07:44 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
What a lovely sleek pigeon!

I think he belongs here. Nice photos.

Date: 2017-07-18 07:46 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: PossumsKill-carnageincminor (SPN-PossumsKill-carnageincminor)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
I found out that the "report a found pigeon" websites (they exist, naturally) say in rather weary tones not to even bother unless the pigeon's been around for at least 48 hours; apparently they like to take pit stops.

Hah! This I didn't know.
Edited Date: 2017-07-18 07:46 pm (UTC)

What's next, message by owl?

Date: 2017-07-18 08:09 pm (UTC)
veritas_poet: (Bird - que)
From: [personal profile] veritas_poet
People have homing/racing pigeons?! In today's modern world?

I had no idea!

Re: What's next, message by owl?

Date: 2017-07-18 08:45 pm (UTC)
veritas_poet: (HP - golden trio)
From: [personal profile] veritas_poet
That's kind of amazing!

(It being today's modern world, pigeon doping is of course a thing.)

Ugh, of course.

Anyway, I learned something new today. Thanks!

Re: What's next, message by owl?

Date: 2017-07-19 10:24 am (UTC)
veritas_poet: (Dream out loud)
From: [personal profile] veritas_poet
So crazy!

Date: 2017-07-18 08:34 pm (UTC)
shirebound: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirebound
Nice shots!

Date: 2017-07-18 10:13 pm (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
Of course a pigeon is legit! It is a part of nature even if it is being cared for by humans! Also pigeons are great, that is a very handsome one.

(hi. yr mod here. yr mod is not really going to ever be actively modding this comm unless things get WAYYYY off course but I don't think that will happen, she is mostly super happy that her benign neglect has actually been working and it has not died???)

If someone wants to post pics of their new smartphone though, I do expect a lot of rhapsodizing about how amazing neodymium and terbium and liquid crystal are, because isn't nature great.

Date: 2017-07-19 01:43 am (UTC)
peoriapeoriawhereart: blond and brunet men peer intently (Napoleon & Illya peer)
From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart
A beautiful guest. Today I got to inspect one of the 'staff', a mourning dove, that I suppose was eating insects in the drive. Eventually my inspection drew too close and it flew off.

Date: 2017-07-21 04:41 pm (UTC)
manuleanders: (Default)
From: [personal profile] manuleanders
Very pretty!

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