Pigeon Pair Courtship

She’s a Hum Dum Dinger Pigeon

A little Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) courtship play … photographed on the Seattle waterfront, in the magic hour of a winter evening.

Music by Jimmie Davis – in the public domain

Photographed with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Read the rest

Pigeon Taking Off in Flight

Pigeon Over Seattle

This pigeon did aerial turns and hovers that rivaled a raptor’s. I captured a few frames as she took off from Pike Place Market and hovered for a few seconds against Seattle’s skyline.

Pigeon Taking Off in Flight

Take Off - ©ingridtaylar


Pigeon Flying

Ain't Flight Grand

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pigeon and fake owl

Deterrent

pigeon and fake owl

Pigeon & Fake Owl - ©ingridtaylar

Pigeons just know. How many times do you see them perched between bird spikes or, as in this case, within talon’s reach of a fake owl? I appreciate the cleverness that is “pigeon” and … Read the rest

Noah Pigeon and the Bunnies

Noah the Pigeon

Noah Pigeon and the Bunnies

Noah and the Bunnies - ©Wild Rose Rescue Ranch

When you work in any facet of animal rescue, you hear stories. Often, the worst stories — one-act plays with bad endings. You wonder why on earth this storyteller decided you … Read the rest

Willet Stretching

Pigeon Pilates

Or so I call it . . . also fondly known as Pigeon Tai Chi . . . or simply, the Pigeon Stretch. It’s that endearing things birds do — wild and domestic both — leg extended under outstretched wing, … Read the rest