Purple Pigeon

A quick trip out to one of the bridges on Brunel’s Great Western Railway in South Devon means a great view of pigeons. They look so healthy and clean here:

Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


The iridescent plumage is wonderful. This one has the classic twin wing bars of the original Rock Dove:

Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


There’s also a pure white dove here which looks wonderful against the steel rivets of the bridge:

Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


The pigeons are giving us a coy look. I suspect they can hear the rustle of a paper bag and the prospect of some food from quite a distance:

Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


One of the birds is brown rather than grey:

Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


The combination of purple and green iridescent plumage and brown feathers is fabulous. 

Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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