Band Tailed Pigeon beauty

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Band Tailed Pigeon visiting our feeder today


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azkul - Aug 20, 2010 01:48 PM EDT
What a beautiful bird. I love this picture!
alandrapal - Jul 28, 2008 06:11 PM EDT
glad you like it, Cindy, many thanks for the nice comments always. Coincidentally, was just commenting to DH while we were eating lunch out on the back patio, that we haven't seen these band tailed pigeons around here lately. They are lovely birds.
Cindy - Jun 08, 2008 03:28 AM EDT
You seem to capture the most beautiful images Alandra. Well done :)
alandrapal - May 15, 2008 04:42 PM EDT
thanks very much, Beverly. I was pleased at how well the various colours showed up here. Some feathers have an iridescent sheen to them. We have about 7 of these bandtail pigeons visiting us most days. We like them, very gentle timid birds.
talsi - May 04, 2008 08:12 AM EDT
Lovely shot of the pigeon.
alandrapal - Apr 24, 2008 12:51 AM EDT
thanks very much Janice for the nice comment. Thought the same about the resemblance to the mourning doves.
sparkle1103 - Apr 19, 2008 12:26 AM EDT
What a beautiful shot of the Band tailed pigeon. Resembles our Mourning Dove a lot.
alandrapal - Apr 18, 2008 11:36 PM EDT
Hi Fella, good to see you here. Thanks, glad you like it, - have just viewed one of your Eagle pics from earlier. coincidence.
fella - Apr 18, 2008 10:28 PM EDT
hi alandra ..beautiful shot ..luv the colors..xcellant work
alandrapal - Apr 16, 2008 03:58 AM EDT
thankyou, Chriss. These are lovely pigeons, - not the usual type that become a nuisance around buildings. These are very timid. Infact, I believe they are protected. We are always happy to see them visit our feeders, but they hadn't been around lately, so there was no food for them when just a pair of them dropped by yesterday. Sometimes we had about 5 - 7 of them here, during winter.
chriss35 - Apr 16, 2008 02:36 AM EDT
Lovely image of a pigeon and such a beautiful colour, if only ours were this colour. Chriss:)
alandrapal - Apr 15, 2008 07:15 PM EDT
thanks very much for the lovely comments, Carol and Claudia. I think it has its breeding colours right now.
shutterbug - Apr 15, 2008 07:05 PM EDT
Great photo of the pigeon! Carol
golda - Apr 15, 2008 12:14 PM EDT
Spectacular color on this pidgeon.Lovely image.

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