2 Jun

london 13.1C cloudy 3.35pm thursday 2016

Digital StillCamera

Digital StillCamera

1 common pigeon and 1 wood pigeon bathing in a puddle. though it looks like one has died head first in the water. haha. but the ripples round it gives the game away the bird was ruffling its feathers in the water. i am glad it is alive and well and bathing. it is too sad to see a dead pigeon. even though i know pigeons die, but strangely enough it is not often we see dead ones. i wonder whether the street sweepers take them away.


4 Responses to “pigeons”

  1. MELewis Friday June 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

    What’s the difference between a wood pigeon and a common pigeon?

    • alifesgayventure Friday June 3, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

      my apologies… i used an incorrect term.
      wood pigeons are also called common pigeons (according to https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=wood+pigeon&rlz=1CATAAA_enGB655GB656&oq=wood+pigeon&aqs=chrome..69i57.2587j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)
      they have this lovely white feathers round the neck. i used ‘common’ for the london pigeon as a descriptive word…because it is numerous in london. so my mistake. thanks for putting me right. in fact, i did not know that the wood pigeon is called the common pigeon. how strange, because it is not that common in london.
      i was surprised to find from wiki that the ubiquitous pigeon in london is called the london pigeon. but i see that kind of pigeon in cities and towns all over the world. and what is the difference between them and the wood pigeon? i think it is this.. the woodpigeons dont eat any old thing, they eat seeds, whilst the london pigeon eats any man made trash. wiki dont really tell me what’s the difference.

      • MELewis Friday June 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm #

        My husband would call the London (or Paris) pigeon ‘flying rats’! šŸ˜‰

      • alifesgayventure Friday June 3, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

        haha, they are everywhere, aren’t they. that is why i suppose in paris they will be called paris pigeons.

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