Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Pigeon Nesting on the C

As I was walking home from work, I saw a young boy sitting on his father's shoulder looking intently at the top of a pharmacy store. He started pointing at something excitedly and his father smiled.

I looked at the direction where the boy was gesturing and saw a pigeon nesting on the cradle of C in the P-H-A-R-M-A-C-Y sign. If you look closely, you can see two eggs sitting precariously on the edge of the nest. According to
Wikipedia, pigeons lay just two eggs per season so these two eggs are probably the only eggs in the nest.

If you love nature photos, you should check out Brookville Daily Photo by Abe Lincoln. He has some of the most beautiful nature photos I have ever seen. And most of them are taken in his backyard.

So what is in your backyard?

17 comments:

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I accidentally swtiched on the "No Comments Allowed" button. I have re-set the comment feature.

Olivier said...

où avais tu la tete ;o) belle photo, meme si c'est un pigeon et que je hais les pigeons.


where you had it head; O) beautiful photograph, same if it is a pigeon and that I hate the pigeons.

isabella said...

For pigeon's sake I hope the eggs survive the wind...For Olivier's sake, I hope they don't ;-)

Maybe Y would've been a better choice!

Lessie said...

This is the sweetest photo! I love that little bird. She's sitting on her nest in spite of those scary-looking spikes! Good luck, Mrs. Pigeon!

missy said...

so cute!! oh a lovely mummy pigeon

tigerfish said...

Recently, there's also a pigeon(or cuckoo bird) that was nesting outside my door (know where?...on top of the exit sign-box)...they did not succeed. The next instant I saw a smashed egg on the floor....I felt so sad.
Is it a nesting season :o ?

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Ah... that the reason I wasn't able to insert a comment :-) -- The boy had a good eye and you were so quick to catch it. Nice !!!

angela said...

In my garden I have pigeons! They're fighting the magpies for the pleasure of waking me up in the mornings.

I tried the sport setting and it worked beautifully so thank you for that advice. I'll publish the photo soon.
Angela

GMG said...

Pigeons in an urban environment? I'm not a fan... In Lisbon, it's almost a plague! :((

Ming_the_Merciless said...

olivier & gmg are right about pigeons. They are RATS with wings. They are dirty and carry diseases. Plus they crap everywhere on the sidewalk.

Abe Lincoln from Brookville said the spikes on the pharmacy sign are erected to prevent pigeons from nesting and subsequently crapping all over the sidewalk in front of the store.

I think they are cute but I won't want one nesting in front of my house/apartment. :-)

Kuanyin said...

Ming...in answer to your question, I don't know how many Catholics are in Hawaii. I'm a lot of help, aren't i?And yes, there's a LOT of nature in my back yard---wanna see my pet spider?

Carol E. said...

We have a nice wooded area in our back yard, although it isn't very large. We do get a nice variety of birds there, and have seen deer, pheasant, woodchuck, and rabbits.

Z said...

After commenting on your other post, I realized that I've already posted a few "backyard" photos on my blog. It's a little difficult to show all the stuff that's there because of the shrubbery and I'll have to figure out how to shoot the things I want to show.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Love this!

Glenn Standish said...

Great photo! That pigeon looks kind of cosy up there! Greetings from across the pond at Toruń Daily Photo in Poland!!!

richard said...

I never knew that about pigeons - it's odd because they seem to be trying to conceive all year round. Mind you the females never seem particularly interested. I've often wondered about pigeons nests as well. There are so many pigeons in some cities but I've never seen a nest (until now)

annulla said...

I'm no fan of the pigeon, but I'm very impressed that you were able to get that shot. I have to admit that I have never, ever before seen a pigeon egg and imagined that they were gray and lumpy, just like the birds.

What's in my backyard? Um, don't have one.