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Snapped in a Tree

I was in my kitchen when I spotted movement in a tree. My new camera was nearby and was already equipped with my new zoom lens (“Mr Zoomy”) so I snapped off a shot. Well, three shots, but only one was properly focussed. The sun’s glaring off him a bit and in the only in-focus shot he was looking the other way.



I wanted to know what he was, so I asked Mr Google, checked in books and conversed with many experts in the field and have finally discovered that he is a “bird” (or, if you’re an expert on the subject like I am now, Birdus Birdicus).

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  1. April 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Dove? Or pigeon. One or the other. Cute 🙂


    • April 19, 2015 at 5:27 am

      I originally thought pigeon, but everyone thinks it’s a dove. Looking at the tail I think it might be a dove 🙂


  2. April 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I bet he has got a friend somehwhere. You might get more!


    • April 19, 2015 at 5:29 am

      It would be nice to be able to snap a whole tree-full!


  3. April 18, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I think “bird” looks like a collared dove. But perhaps Birdus Birdicus suits him just as well. 🙂


    • April 19, 2015 at 5:30 am

      “Dove” seems to be the consensus of opinion. Birdus Dovus Birdicus 🙂


  4. NotAPunkRocker
    April 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    It’s a Chirpy Chirp.


    • April 19, 2015 at 5:32 am

      Thanks! It can be so difficult to tell a Birdus Birdicus from a Chripy Chirp. They have the same colouring 🙂


  5. April 18, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    This looks like a dove! Early mornings – all this week, two have been cooing near our window. I love to hear them 🙂 Great picture.


    • April 19, 2015 at 5:33 am

      I like the cooing of doves too. It’s quite relaxing and brings back memories of when I was little.
      Glad you liked my photo 🙂


  6. gentlestitches
    April 18, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    I reckon it’s my mate Dave who always flies across for your spring! ;-D


    • April 19, 2015 at 5:38 am

      Cool, now you come to mention it he looks like a Dave. I’ll give him a shout next time I see him and find out for sure 🙂


  7. Lyn
    April 19, 2015 at 1:51 am

    It’s a Flappius Poopius.


  8. April 19, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Want some more, Ali. We have them in droves here. We also have crows. Actually I think your dove could be also classified as crow food.:)


    • April 19, 2015 at 5:40 am

      Oh no, I hope the crows don’t get him 😦 He looked quite happy perched there. He was actually there quite a while.


  9. Merbear74
    April 19, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Cute! 🙂


  10. April 19, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    All birds look like Birdus Birdicus to me….


    • April 19, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      White Birdus Birdicus, Green Birdus Birdicus, Red Birdus Birdicus…


  11. April 20, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Mr Zoomy did a good job in capturing Birdus Birdicus! This post made me smile. 🙂


    • April 21, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Next I’ll see if he can get some good pictures of distant bunnies 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  12. April 25, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    It’s a Flippy Flapper 😉


    • April 26, 2015 at 5:59 am

      Thanks! I was leaning toward “chirpy cheep cheep”, but you’re right, chirpy cheep cheeps are larger with a black beak 🙂


  13. May 16, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Just got a camera to play with. Hope, once school is out to join in your escapades! Nice shot!


    • May 17, 2015 at 6:21 am

      It’s a lot of fun, there’s so much you can do with a “proper” camera. So many settings to explore!

      Liked by 1 person

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