PIGEONS WATCHING PEOPLE, PEOPLE WATCHING PIGEONS

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 21

This week, just one subject: pigeons.

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While at the party on Saturday, I became — don’t ask me why because I have no answer — fascinated by the pigeons on the roof.

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They looked as if they were holding a conference, maybe doing a little people-watching and pigeon commentary on our fashion sense (or lack thereof).

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Meet the pigeons. Shot with the camera’s telephoto at just about full extension, they are still reasonably sharp.



Categories: Animals, Nature, Photography, Summer

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16 replies

  1. Reblogged this on mahadeviblog and commented:
    what a reflection….

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  2. Pigeons are great to observe, can be annoying when they live on your balcony, but on top of a roof make for some spectacular shots. Thank you.

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    • I like birds and while pigeons are messy, they are interesting. They are really rock doves and rumors to the contrary, not domesticated birds. Just not afraid of people 🙂

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      • All city pigeons are descended from domesticated birds who escaped captivity.

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        • I read that they are the descendants of wild rock doves that were domesticated — and then released on an unsuspecting public. Regardless, they are rats with wings.

          From Wikipedia:

          The rock dove (Columba livia) or rock pigeon is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the “pigeon”.

          The species includes the domestic pigeon (including the fancy pigeon), and escaped domestic pigeons have given rise to feral populations around the world.

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  3. Looks like some of Hitch’s peeps had eyes on Paula’s party. Black ops?

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  4. Your photos this week definitely sparked a light in your commentors eyes…and mine. Wonderful entry.

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  5. I’m not sure if you are familiar with the 90’s cartoon “Animaniacs”, but those guys could easily be the real life version of Bobby, Pesto, and Squit, the Goodfeathers!

    Other than that… like squirrels, I believe pigeons are born plotters… which would explain the confab on the roof!

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    • We actually, we people down on the lawn, talked about that. What were they planning? Were they going to call in all their distant relatives? Dive bomb the food tables? Now THAT would have made a great photograph!

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  6. Remarkably clear photos, even at a distance, as you say. Mom used to race homing pigeons, so this is bringing back some nostalgia for me!

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  7. Lovely photos. I also become fascinated with the oddest things yet they don’t feel odd.

    My husband got a job on the wharf to install steel cables to keep the pigeons off the roof. It was a new roofing system and he spent hours going over the specifications.
    Turned out the system wasn’t his biggest problem, it was the pigeon poop. Three full dumpsters had to be scrapped off the roof. His crew hated him. One morning he showed up early to find two dumpsters had been stolen. To this day I don’t think those dumpsters have been found.
    Who would steal … ?

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    • Actually, dumpsters are expensive and every business and many private people use them. If you have one, you can hire a company to collect your trash and you don’t have to rent the container. Saves a lot of money, if you are inclined to steal.

      Pigeon poop is a big issue in a LOT of places. They make a godawful mess. Lovingly know as rats with wings in cities!

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      • We were charged for the dumpsters. I look at this as humorous from start to finish. The crew asked for new boots and no one wanted to ride in their own vehicles. The entire job was funny, at least to me.

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