The population of pigeons in my city has grown exponentially in the past decade or so. All day, every day, hundreds of the grey birds can be seen. They are usually either flying around in groups or standing seemingly aimlessly on roads, ledges, windowsills or whatever else they find. In recent years, the pigeons have spent a lot of time in close proximity with humans, and they have therefore grown bolder. They are now more difficult to shoo away, and have become pests in many areas with their croaking and tendency to leave a trail of unsightly green-and-white masses behind them.
In this photograph, a pigeon is standing on the ledge of my balcony and stretching. While doing so, the normally unobserved pattern of the pigeon’s wing comes into view.
(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Earth“)