Hello, Pigeon!

I’ve just got back in from a walk out in the freezing cold to see the super moon.  Now, as I defrost in the warm, sipping a huge mug of tea, I think I better post my photo for week 3 of the #2019picoftheweek Photography Challenge, hosted by Of Maria Antonia

A note about my responses for the challenge: The photos I post will be a mix of old and new.  I’ve taken so many photos over the years, it will be nice to give a handful of them a purpose, but I also look forward to taking my camera out and snapping new ones too.

This photo was taken through my kitchen window last week.  The glass has given the photo a nice, soft quality to it.  But how does this fit in with any of the photo challenge prompts?  Well, in my house, any bird spotted out of the window is always greeted with an excited “Hello!”  And no, I’m not entirely sure why.  As soon as I saw this prompt on the list, I knew it was a bird photo taken from the house that I would post for it.  It just so happened that last week a wood pigeon was the only bird willing to pose for me…

Week 3 – Hello!

Taken: January 2019

Birds of a Feather

I missed the first week of the #2019picoftheweek Photography Challenge, hosted by Of Maria Antonia, but, as I was choosing this week’s photo, I came across two related photos and decided to post both, one for this week and one for last week…

A note about my responses for the challenge: The photos I post will be a mix of old and new.  I’ve taken so many photos over the years, it will be nice to give a handful of them a purpose, but I also look forward to taking my camera out and snapping new ones too.

So on to the photos for Weeks’ 1 & 2…

These photos were taken at the beginning of 2017, when I was going through my moody black and white photo phase, which I think suits the personality of geese perfectly.  Here we have a number of Canada Geese swimming peacefully up the River Great Ouse, which passes through my village in North Bedfordshire, UK.

Week 1 – Three of A Kind

Taken: January 2017

Week 2 – All in a Row

Taken: February 2017

Making Friends

I have been so busy making friends this year…sparrowhawks, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, jackdaws and now…a red kite.

Against the backdrop of a slate-grey sky, the red kite hovered gracefully overhead for a good long while before I had the wit to think, “Go and get the camera, Sammi!”  By the time I had done so, of course it had flown away.

And yet, fortune must have been with me today, for a couple of hours later, standing in the same spot, who should I spot in the sky but the red kite once more (I am assuming that it is the same one because I can and it makes for a better story 😀 )

It’s a shame that second time round it didn’t fly as low as it had done earlier, but I can’t complain.  Although the picture looks better on my camera (you can pick out the white markings on the underwing quite clearly) at least its shape and forked tale are distinguishable.

red kite