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Feral Pigeon

This is a racing pigeon (the closed ring on it's leg) and it has obviously gone AWOL as it has been in this field for the last three days. I wonder how many of these birds just "go missing" and the loss will be blamed on Sparrowhawk or Peregrine by the local pigeon fanciers.

 

However, we often sneer at these birds but there is quiet beauty about them as the iridescence on this bird's neck shows.

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Taken on April 24, 2014