Sunday, 29 July 2012

Nothing goes to waste in my garden............................. meet the Woodpigeon

Woodpigeon.
I call them my garden "hoovers" the birds that clean up all the dropped seeds etc below the feeders.

 I often scatter a few seeds on the path for the ground feeders... this is a big treat for the pigeons.


 It never takes them long to realize there's easy pickings on the go.

 I have even had them hopping inside my house looking for more.

 "It's a nice little garden you have here"

 "Thanks for your hospitality"

Woodpigeons are clumsy birds that always bring a smile to my face whenever they visit my garden.

28 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Have to smile :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

SO CUTE!! i love the second shot!! perfect little hoovers!!

TexWisGirl said...

kinda crazy-eyed but pretty, too. :)

TexWisGirl said...

how's your mum?

heyBJK said...

Love those white eyes! Kinda different from what I'm used to seeing. At least nothing gets wasted and they get to eat!

wildaboutwales said...

I do not intentionally feed the wood pigeons they get enough from what the choosy finches and tits throw on the ground

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of some beautiful pigeons.

Ruby said...

Very beautiful picture of the pigeons. Excellent details! Love the second shot. xoxo Ruby

Gary said...

The Mourning Doves are that to me!! Great post. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Anni said...

I have never, ever seen one except with what you've shared. Now I have to go check it's habitat map and see where they're found. Oh, how I wish they were here in my neck of the woods....beautiful. I love the color and its markings.

Sandra said...

i have not seen a pigeon with a blue head, he is beautiful, so are the pics

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ellas también se merecen imágenes.. Bonitas fotos.. Enhorabuena y un saludo..

Roan said...

I'm glad they like your garden. They are beautiful, even their white eyes.

Pat said...

Pretty bird - in a cartoonish way!

EM Illustrator said...

Wow! Such clarity in these photos of the dove, it's almost as if it will jump out of the computer.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Love the wood pigeons. We have a Mr & Mrs who sit on our fence together all day long, sporadically flying down to peck away on the lawn before returning to their posts throughout the day. Lovely photos.
Paul

Horst in Edmonton said...

Pretty Bird. We have Rock Doves here in Canada, and the odd Morning Dove.

HansHB said...

Great post, so lovely to see!
Have a nice evening!

barbara l. hale said...

That's a beautiful pigeon! You are really nice to feed them. Most people around here seem tothink they are pests. I don't mind them in the least.

NewMexiKen said...

They are certainly beautiful birds! Nice plumage detail in the photos.

Sondra said...

LOVE those eyes!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

"clumsy birds that bring a smile to my face". Some people do that for me. These are wonderful pictures.

Carole M. said...

nice series of the pidgeon visiting and enjoying your generous offerings Drew

Beth said...

have you heard of Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street? when i see pigeons they make me think of my childhood. Bert loved them on the show. the memories. such great shots. (:

Scriptor Senex said...

They are our hoovers as well and nest in the garden, I'm pleased to say. And, as you commented, their antics are so funny. Especially when young birds try to balance on the washing line!

Pantherka said...

Andrew, great series of photos.

elly weiss said...

What a wonderful plumage! Grey with blue :) Beautiful pidgeon! Beautiful pictures!
Greetings from Romania!

Amish Stories said...

When it comes to food nothing goes to waste in my home,lol. Richard from Amish Stories