Sunday, 19 October 2014

A pack of pouncing, pecking pigeons

I was sitting on a bench in the Civic Square when someone either dropped or threw down a bit of sandwich.

Immediately a pack of pigeons descended and pounced on the offering.

However it was a starling that was first to break out of the pack with a titbit in its beak.

A contribution to
Saturday Critters;
I'd rather b birdin;
Camera Critters.


  1. The starlings are pretty quick.. I have seen them devour food and birdseed.. Great shot.. Thank you for linking up to my critter party.. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Silly starling stays separate, savors sandwich!

  3. Competition between Starling and Pigeon! Have a great week.

  4. The bravest gets the prize! Birds always amaze me when it comes to feeding--they are usually much braver than I expect.

  5. I bet you can't say that fast five times without getting your tongue twisted?!!! What a great title for your post ... and fantastic photo of the pigeons and starlings.

    Thank you ever so much for sharing the link to your bird post at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!

  6. Great photo but feeding birds at Hyde Market should be banned!

    1. In Ashton they fine people £75 for feeding the pigeons

  7. Thanks for the update Gerald, they should also be fined at Hyde Market. Where are the enforcement officers?