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Band-tailed Pigeon

The band-tailed pigeon (Patagioenas fascita) is a “cousin” of the rock pigeon (Columba livia), which is familiar to most urban dwellers. Band-tailed pigeons live in the mature conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest and in oak/conifer woodlands in the Southwest. 131 more words

Nature Photography

Sandraudiga (The Unfruitful)

Sandraudiga, the Unfruitful, on passing through the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa, came upon an unfamiliar effigy.  In the torment of her childless state she mistakenly took “The Face of Everyman” to be a representation of her own special fertility Goddess… 27 more words

Rock Pigeon

These birds are such a common sight in cities all over the world that they are often ignored, or considered a nuisance.

However, they do have their followers and I’ve never been among their detractors. 36 more words


AVA's Relative Abundance Survey for Urban Birds 2015

The AVA carried out the second RASUB over two Saturdays in April this year with the help of the public. The species counted were the Javan Myna, Common Myna, Rock Pigeon, Asian Glossy Starling, Asian Koel, House Crow and Black-naped Oriole. 135 more words

Bird Art

In a Brown Study

This gallery contains 2 photos. Lest I be pigeonholed :) … three days after discovering a white peace (white morph/leucistic) dove at Burnaby Lake/Piper Spit, I found this brown morph rock pigeon 164 more words


The Great White Wonder

This gallery contains 2 photos. The brown morph rock pigeon (which appears tinted as pink) at Reifel may have eluded me, but this lovely, showstopping leucistic Rock Dove at Burnaby Lake/Piper Spit took my breath away. 95 more words


Viviane (Diva)

Fresh from her successful two year run in “Madame Butterfly”,  Viviane was badly miscast as the lead in “Lady of the Lake”.  On the first day of rehearsals she missed her “mark” ( a platform secured just below the surface ) and sank out of sight into the dark waters of the Foggy Bottoms Resort.  23 more words