We get a lot of these plump wood pigeons in the garden. They always seem such clownish birds to me, with their rather startled expression and overstuffed appearance. A group of them gather regularly, weighing down the branches with their collective bulk. I could be wrong, but they don’t seem to be the sharpest tools in the box. However, they do have the most delicate and beautiful colours in their feathers.



8 thoughts on “Clown

  1. Lovely painting, Sue – but I have to say they’re not my favourite bird. They wake me up in the morning with their annoyingly repetitive coo-ing and they polish off my coriander faster than I can shoo them away! The other little birds in my tiny garden – blue-tits, long-tailed tits, blackbirds, a robin and a wren – don’t appreciate their visits either.

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