Band Tailed Pigeon, (type of Dove)

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Band Tailed Pigeon (type of Dove) on a wire high above our front patio shrubs. I held one of these onetime, that had been stunned after hitting our window. Lovely bird. this was taken from inside house, at open front window, arms propped on windowsill. Thought these are Protected in this province, but they are hunted in some parts of the USA, according to what I read online. At one time there was a flock of these each winter here, but since the acorn tree property has been built upon, there are fewer of these here. Just see 2 this winter. Very timid birds, due to having been hunted.


Guest - Feb 26, 2006 12:40 PM EDT
thankyou very much, Karen and Alex. we haven't seen them since, so guess it was lucky to get those pics that day.
Guest - Feb 26, 2006 12:38 PM EDT
thanks again, Mary. He's actually sitting on a thick wire of some type, strung on poles beside the houses. Have heard pigeons have wonderful eyesight, and that they use them in rescue aircraft, for water rescues, training them to spot dinghies with survivors from plane crashes etc(from inside the rescue planes). The pigeons can spot the orange dinghies long before human eyes see them. This one was definitely watching me at the window.
Guest - Feb 26, 2006 07:58 AM EDT
WOW!! what a nice shot.
Guest - Feb 26, 2006 07:21 AM EDT
Gosh, that is very similar to our white-winged dove. Great shot.
Guest - Feb 26, 2006 07:04 AM EDT
Another beautitful clear picture. Again you capture the eye. Great to see blue background and just the branch. Still can't get over your camera- you'd think you were up the tree!
Guest - Feb 25, 2006 10:49 PM EDT
Hi Janice, yes, he was watching me at the window and would not fly down from there until I closed the windows and pulled the venetian blind back down : ) then he came down and walked around in the upper border and went and had one drink in the little stream.
Guest - Feb 25, 2006 09:36 PM EDT
Hello there birdie. Such an expression.
Guest - Feb 25, 2006 05:54 PM EDT
Gorgeous Bird!!! Carol

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