Monday, 3 February 2014

I always seem to bump into Homing Pigeons....................................................

I had a homing pigeon stop off in my garden a few years ago... resting up and enjoying my hospitality.
It was the first time I had come across one... but since that first encounter I seem to attract them.
We had one in Mandy's Dads garden last summer that stayed for a few weeks... one then became two for a few days before they both decided to continue their adventure elsewhere.

We have had encounters with others out walking locally and even on the coast at South Stack Anglesey.
The image above is of Derwentwater in the Lake District... the hill to the left with two bumps is Catbells.
Catbells was the home of Mrs Tiggy Winkle in Beatrix Potters childrens stories.

Among the ducks geese and gulls I spotted this little fella having a paddle... yet another homing pigeon.

He had the biggest bird bath in the world and was making the most of it...

 ...and no fear of me... I'm sure I could have handled him had I wanted to... 
...I hope he found his way home.

A bit of good news for today... my Mum is back at home after her fall and Mandy's Dad is doing well.

Linking to Our World TuesdayWild Bird Wednesday and Skywatch Friday

26 comments:

Sandra said...

this is good news about your mum and Mandy's dad.. that is one fine looking pigeon

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Interesting encounter with the homing pigeon. I hear they euthanize them if they go astray, to take them out of the gene pool. Hope not. Good to hear the encouraging medical reports. Best wishes!

Carol L McKenna said...

Great shots of the pigeon ~ very beautiful ~ for OWT ~ carol,xxx
www.acreativeharbor.com

TexWisGirl said...

good news on both fronts, then. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Andrew Great news about your Mum and Mandy's Dad and lovely shots of the pigeons.

ADRIAN said...

Andrew, if he does and he was tardy they'll wring his neck. They are supposed to fly non-stop back to the loft. It is a cruel sport and not one to be encouraged.

Arija said...

Great news about the older generation. Thank you for letting us know.
Great shot of Derwentwater and those plumped up pigeons.

Cynthia said...

Lucky you! I would like one to visit me. The photo of the lake in th Lake District is so beautiful. And no ice--now I realllllly like it!

eileeninmd said...

Love the colorful pigeon, great shots!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Good news and great photos. Nice all around.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Nice color details on the pigeon. That first shot is beautiful with the mountains in the background and the dock.

Brian King said...

Nice, soft colors! They remind me of a more colorful version of our Mourning Doves.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful pigeon! This post led me on a detour to look up passenger pigeons and why they became extinct.
K

Stephanie said...

Good news on both counts. Great shots of the pigeon.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

wonderful shots

Gail Dixon said...

Happy for you that all is on the mend. Beautiful colors on those pigeons!

(◔‿◔) said...

Wow, thats good shots of pigeaon. Thanks 4 sharing in the project.
Happy evening, Wieczora (◔‿◔)| My photoblog

Pantherka said...

Great news.

Heather Wilde said...

Glad to hear that everyone is on the mend, and liking your new friends :)

Esther Joy said...

Very beautiful shots! Looks like your bird was banded...

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

hey Andrew!! hopping over from the "Wild Bird Wednesday" link up. ( :

mick said...

Great photos of the Pigeons - their plumage is very beautiful in your close-up photos. Best wishes for a full recovery to your family.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos!

Andrea said...

Years ago a Homing Pigeon landed in my neighbors yard. She brought him in the house and gave him food and water ... he stayed about two weeks then she put him out and he left. We always wondered if he made it home. So I can relate to your story and love your pictures.

Glad all is getting better on the home front. Most things in life are not timely, but it is wonderful when there is a happy ending.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's good to hear that they both are doing well.

ladyfi said...

That is good news!

Your photos are simply lovely.