Saturday, 6 February 2016

From the Window

I have not featured anything lately in my series of From the Window.

Its that time again when the tree outside the lounge window is in blossom. 
Accordingly the 'Woodies' will come to call.

The Woodpigeon, ever resourceful will eat a variety of available food throughout the year .
They are particularly partial to the young buds and flowers of this blossom tree.
Although a heavy bird, the 'Woodie' amazingly clings to tiny little twigs to get at the food. 

Shooting through double glazing poses problems with clarity, but the colours make the image I think.









33 comments:

  1. Your windows must be a good deal cleaner than mine, Roy! I know it's odd but I find the "song" of the wood pigeon on a misty morning to be my favourite sound of the spring.

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    1. I will pass that comment to to higher authority John Thanks.
      Yes I like the sound of a Woodpigeon calling.

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  2. Hello Roy. I love these photos of a bird I must admit I often overlook (because I'm looking for other birds). The young, pink blossom does provide the perfect background for this pink/grey bird.

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  3. Very nice, Roy. What a pretty bird to see. Do they have a nice voice, like the mourning dove or the rock pigeon? And, do you have crocus blooming already? It will be awhile before we see them here, though we have had such warm weather lately that I have seen a few flower spikes coming up in the protected south corner of the house near the garage.

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    1. Thanks Kathie. Yes similar calls to the Rock dove etc.
      Yes the crocus are usually coming out around now.

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    2. Roy, our crocus won't be emerging until next month or so, but we have had such unusually warm weather here recently that I do have some daffodils trying to come up. they even have swelling buds but then winter returned and they got snowed on! our temps will drop below zero Fahrenheit this weekend, so I doubt they will survive.

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  4. Pretty images. The pigeon does look a bit bulky to be perched on the thin twigs, but it seems to work out ok!

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    1. Thanks Wilma. They are very adaptable birds.

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  5. We have Woodies too, they keep the cats entertained! Great shots, they grey of the bird and the pink buds and blossoms make a very nice combination.

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  6. Wood pigeons have some lovely coloured feathers don't they.. great set of photos. The blossom on that tree is so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Julie. They are much overlooked as a species.

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  7. Lovely series Roy, The wonderful colours of the pigeon matching the blossom.... Feels Like spring is in the air!

    Regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, not quite yet .{:))

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  8. Very great Roy, and wtih the flowers, I like very well.
    kiss

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  9. What delightful images of the Woodpigeon, a bird much like a Dunnock it is overlooked I feel. I have had Woodpigeons eating Lilac seeds in my garden, it seems odd seeing such a big bird balancing on such thin twigs!

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  10. Hey Roy... I can't begin to tell your how jealous I am that you are already seeing blooms, but we will be soon enough I guess? Love the blend of the colors of the Woodies, and the blossoms. Very nice shots!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes there are Snowdrops and also Daffs in some areas as well as Cherry Blosoom and Blackthorn.

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  11. From your window?!?!
    Remarkable... that's all I can say!...
    Continuing to appreciate this stunning sequence...
    The first one... a work of art!...

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  12. The Woodpigeon and the blossom certainly does make lovely pictures. We occasionally get them in our garden, if they are on the ground in the area between our lounge window and the hedge, they have to fly straight up as the space from our lounge window to the hedge is narrow, it is remarkable how strong their wings are to be able to fly from ground straight up quite high to fly away. Our Woodpigeons are quite big compare to the ones I have seen in London, ours are obviously finding plenty of food :-)

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    1. They are very flexible with their eating habits Lyn and find a lot more in the countryside.

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  13. These are great photos, Roy. The bird, the flowers, the colours, the depth of field, what a lovely combination. I think that if you hadn't disclosed the fact that the photos were taken through a window, no one would have guessed.

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  14. Very nice of you in all of your posts now have one kind of collage.
    This is very nice to see :-)

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