Pigeons by the dozens (almost)

Crested Pigeon, Mildura

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning. Nothing major; just a check up.

As I was driving out of the driveway I noticed that one of the bushes in our garden had suddenly “sprouted” some extra colour.  (Confession: the bush is actually dead – I just haven’t got around to removing it yet, or replacing it with something living.)

Eleven crested pigeons were sitting there all fluffed up against the chilly morning and enjoying the early morning sunshine. It wasn’t a very big bush, so it looked really great.

Crested Pigeons are very common in our area. I frequently see loose flocks of a dozen or more – sometimes as many as 30 or 40 – perched on power lines or fences. Once I even counted about 60 all in close proximity to one another. It was quite a sight.

Crested Pigeon, Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker, South Australia


2 Responses to “Pigeons by the dozens (almost)”

  1. Louise says:

    I see crested pigeons pretty much every day too. They always make me smile. I did a post of some of my crested pigeon photos a few months ago.

  2. Malcolm says:

    One of my favourite species. If you’re fortunate to have them visit regularly, you get to notice the individuality of their personalities. Such endearing birds. They’re very amusing in the summer when a cool breeze blows through and when they puff themselves up in the sun on a cool spring or autumn morning. The ritual of the male can end up hilarious when the female isn’t interested.

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