Swimming pigeon !!
- chrisemt74 (199)
- [2008-09-24 16:43]
What makes this image exceptional is the rareness of the situation. I have never seen a pigeon swimming! He must think he's a duck! The photo has a unique charm.
- MartinL (0)
- [2008-09-24 16:50]
I think what you captured here is an 'accidental' behavior to say the least. Perhaps this guy tried to land in what he thought was shallow waters but quickly found out that it was a bit deeper than expected? Who knows. Good part is that he made it out alright. Great capture. Ohh and don't worry about the quality - in cases like these, it is the content that counts :)
- Chiza (5351)
- [2008-09-24 20:10]
Hola JeanMarie : Nunca había visto algo parecido...es algo totalmente inesperado, gracias por compartirlo...saludos.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-09-24 23:08]
A have watched birds for many years but never seen this!
Your descriptive note helps to explain the sequence of events and that he survived the plunge, but I think the bathing was not intentional.
An excellent and interesting contribution with two clear views of this bathing feral pigeon.
Thanks a lot for sharing this unusual image,
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-09-24 23:39]
Yes, this capture is very unique! I have never head about swimming pigeon! And you must be right, probably it is a result of some accident with predator (or human?).
And even if DOF is not perfect, I like this presentation because of you showde us very unusual thing here :)
TFS and have a nice day!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-09-25 2:43]
Deux photos étonnantes. Comme quoi les animaux ont beaucoup de ressources pour échapper à la mort.
- crs (3551)
- [2008-09-25 2:47]
This is quite an unique photo showing an extraordinary event. The colage is well made sustaining the story.
Thank you for sharing,
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-09-26 6:45]
What a strange happening you document here. The images are well worth posting and I thank you for sharing them.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-09-26 12:00]
It is very interesting that I see a pigeon in swimming. Wonderful capture.
Many thanks for sharing this fine image.
Have a nice weekend!
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-10-04 1:18]
INTERESANTE EL DOCUMENTO QUE NOS MUESTRAS JEAN MARIE Y REALMENTE SORPRENDENTE. ERES UN BUEN OBSERVADOR.
UN ABRAZO: J. IGNASI.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-10-09 7:42]
Interesting story behind this capture of a pegeon 'swimming', JMM.
Your picture of the bird illustrates that story very well.
The splashing of water is also conveyed through the inset image.
I enjoyed this image and thank you for it.
Also many thanks for your critique on my 750th picture.
- billynewboy (791)
- [2009-02-26 11:25]
I live near arable land (20 yards) which is infested with the largest numbers of Wood Pigeons I have ever seen...There is also a river that winds its way through and I have never seen anything like this behaviour from a pigeon!!.
You have captured the moment very well indeed..I would agree with Ivan (he knows his birds!!) and say that it is a Feral and misjudged his place to bath.
A unique capture and Thank You for Sharing it
- BobH (650)
- [2009-03-11 18:30]
As you wrote to me, nature is full of wonders! One is that such a stupid bird can survive.
This swimming incident is indeed quite strange- never heard of such a thing myself. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.