Thursday, 3 February 2011

Insignia




embossed upon glass
the flight of a wood pigeon
three feathers adorn
© Rose

Happily the pigeon never came to any harm after flying slap bang into the french doors. The second photo was taken by holding a black leather jacket against the door to get the full effect of the impression. Wood pigeons look so gentle but they can be very vicious and do attack unwelcome opportunists trying to steal their lunch.

13 comments:

  1. Unknowngnome, it was indeed, and a terrific thud at that. I am surprised that the pigeon survived that! A tough old bird probably :)

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  2. Ouch! The poor pigeon!

    SILLY SHADOW DITTY

    Shadows may or may not be
    Patterns of urbanity.
    If a shadow threatens you,
    Here, my dear, is what to do:
    Grab the shadow by the throat,
    Toss it to a billy goat,
    So the goat can chomp and chew,
    Keeping it away from you!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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  3. Poor pigeon. It's amazing it survived unharmed after crashing in like that. What an impact it had made on the glass.

    I wonder what does the word "insignia" means here. Googled and found from wikipedia the following definition. Seldom heard of this word.

    "Insignia (the plural of Latin insigne: emblem, symbol) is a symbol or token of personal power, status or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction. Insignia are especially used as an emblem of a specific or general authority."

    We are still celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY) here. :-) Have a nice day and weekend Rose!

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  4. Hi Kristen, I have used the word 'insignia' loosely to mean 'identifying mark' as the identity or type of the bird can be clearly seen in the glass.
    Happy CNY celebrations may your whole year be filled with happiness and good fortune!
    Thank you for stopping by :))

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  5. Hi,Magical Mystical Teacher, Ouch indeed. Thank you for the ditty. A billy goat with a scruffy coat to keep the shadows away I'll have to let him loose at night and tether him by day as the cheeky billy goat may nibble MY shadow away!
    Thanks for popping in!

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  6. I wonder what the pigeon saw that lured him to his fate?

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  7. Hi Daniel, probably another angry pigeon not wanting to share his food! They can be quite viscious when 'strangers' drop in for lunch especially when they bring their prospective partners along to boast about their ability to find an abundance of food! This is an important factor when females choose a mate! Males have to show they will be able to bring home the bacon!

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  8. Ouch!
    I used to get that a lot where I led in my thirties -- a 'through room with a window at each end was enticing to poor birds.

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  9. Hi Rachel, perhaps the greenery inside the french doors is a bit confusing to fright-flight pigeon!

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  10. love it! great photo you should be a detective.

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  11. We sometimes have the same thing - birds flying into our patio doors. Great photos.

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  12. Hi Peter, thank you for your comment and your visit. You are most welcome to pop in again.

    Hi Dave King, thank you. See you soon.

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