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:
The iridescent plumage is wonderful. This one has the classic twin wing bars of the original Rock Dove:
There’s also a pure white dove here which looks wonderful against the steel rivets of the bridge:
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:
One of the birds is brown rather than grey:
The combination of purple and green iridescent plumage and brown feathers is fabulous.