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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Pigeon shower Reply with quote

I though this observation worth sharing:
I was making an early morning cup of tea the other day when, looking out of the kitchen window, I was fascinated to watch a wood pigeon perform its ablutions. A steady, fine rain was falling and the bird, it's feathers well ruffled, was squatting low onto the asphalt and leaning to and fro. Next, it raised a wing high over its shoulder (if birds have shoulders) and tilted its body so as to let the rain soak it's oxter. Then it preened around with its beak - presumably pecking out mites or some such, before repeating the process with the other wing.
I've often watched birds bathing - in dust or in water, but never like this! I know naturalists frown upon anthropomorphism, but for all the world, it reminded me of a human rinsing off in the shower. I wish I'd a video camera with a long lens!
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Pigeon shower Reply with quote

[quote="Good guy
I've often watched birds bathing - in dust or in water, but never like this! I know naturalists frown upon anthropomorphism, but for all the world, it reminded me of a human rinsing off in the shower. I wish I'd a video camera with a long lens![/quote]

Why should they have reason to frown...it's said we originate from the Animal Specie and to see the way some Species of "Humans" act it's easy to see why... anyway good on you for sharing that...would not have minded seeing it myself and to Blazes with the "Anthropomorphism's"

PS...it's raining outside now and I'm in a giddy mood...it's been a long time since I heard the word "Oxter" or "Oxer"
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before you wriggle around on your belly in the wet road, make sure there's no traffic coming.
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