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photoblog image Bird strike!

Bird strike!

What happens when a pigeon in full flight hits your window!  Not one of mine - but of a friend I was visiting.  Apparently, there was no sign of the bird, so, presumably, it had survived!  I didn't have my camera with me, so I used the camera on my mobile phone.

Bird strike!

What happens when a pigeon in full flight hits your window!  Not one of mine - but of a friend I was visiting.  Apparently, there was no sign of the bird, so, presumably, it had survived!  I didn't have my camera with me, so I used the camera on my mobile phone.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jan 2013, 00:33
Ouch!

Great opportunistic shot, though.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray - yes, it must have hurt!
Awesome!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth
Good job it wasn't a Sparrowhawk
Tom Wilson: Not sure why not, Richard???
I have a photo much like this, Tom, but of a starling, this is better though.
Tom Wilson: I was amazed to see it - I think my friends had left it on the window until I could see it. From the size, I'd guess is was a Wood Pigeon.
He certainly left his imprint behind, Tom. Glad he survived the impact.
Tom Wilson: Made his (or her) mark, you might say smile
Good picture opportunity Tom. At my old office before I retired we had semi darkening film on the windows and birds regularly flew into the glass, presumably the mirror effect made them attack what they thought was an interloper on their patch.
Tom Wilson: Windows can certainly baffle birds, Brian.
Ouch!! That has to have hurt
Tom Wilson: Must have given it a headache at least, Bill smile
Why not? ... I think the size, the weight and the speed of a sparrowhawk would not have left an imprint nor a pane of glass.
Tom Wilson: Ah! I see what you are getting at smile
This is quite an impact Tom! And it makes a nice image too.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Jan 2013, 19:52
Must be dust from the feathers, Tom
Tom Wilson: Yes, I imagine that's what it is, Lisle - and/or tiny bits of feather broken off at the impact.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jan 2013, 22:22
Ouch! It looks like an etching. I bet the bird went off with bit of a headache. I was sat in my parent's home one afternoon when a pigeon did the same there; made a hell of a crash.
Tom Wilson: Probably a bit of a bruised breast, too!
Quite amazing isn't it. Funnily enough there was something on TV this evening about this
Tom Wilson: Really? That must have been your local news, I suppose - didn't see it up here.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jan 2013, 22:26
Ouch!!!
Tom Wilson: I imagine the pigeon would have said something similar, Chris.
I've never seen anything like this Tom, how amazing.
Tom Wilson: I'd never seen the like before, either, Sally.

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