Pigeons in the Park

Monday, 27th September 2004
Wild West Yorkshire nature diary

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London plane and poplar

I selected these London plane and poplar leaves for colour: most were plain manilla brown.

Charles Darwin was so convinced that pigeons could help him with his theory of evolution that he kept them and quizzed pigeon-fanciers on the way they bred varieties.


These highly evolved town pigeons were sitting on the railing at the Dell Café overlooking the Serpentine.

Black-headed gulls fly by elegantly. When there's a rush for crumbs the gulls hang back as the pigeons swagger in there and take the first pickings. Next Page

Richard Bell, richard@willowisland.co.uk

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