Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Birds!

This photo is taken from the window that faces the opposite direction to the previous photo. The local pigeons are usualy flying about in disordered groups. However on this occasion I noticed that they all lined up with miltary precision along the roof ridges of the Holy Child college (formerly a convent), and stayed there quite still for a longish time. I wondered which is the general: the one on the point of the gable, or the one on the head of the christ child? (You may need to click on the photo and look at the larger version to see it clearly).

The local pigeons are of very varied colours, a few white, a few black, and quite a number an attractive brown. On the old RDFRS forum I queried why this might be, when the common pigeons seen in Warrior Square are more uniformly the traditional blue-grey, and seagulls have no noticeable variation. I was informed that this must be due to human intervention. Perhaps by the nuns who used to live there breeding and selecting them.

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