Monday, September 5, 2016

Flying Rats


A lowly mother pigeon.


Who me? A rat? Some kids get no respect.






We wandered the streets of Casco Viejo in Panama City last January. Casco Viejo was a photographic wonderland of crumbling structures. And these pigeons took advantage of a whopper of a hole. My husband calls them rats with wings. Not me. I love all birds. 

And cats...


Facebook took a survey about cats and dogs. The furry results are revealed, and debated, over at The Chorus of the Crows this week.



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26 comments:

Jill Morgenstern said...

They look cozy at any rate and MUCH cuter than rats! Although the right rat can be cute of course.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I have also heard the term flying rats, but I'm with you - I love nearly all creatures. Well, not roaches. LOL But definitely I love birds.

Lady Fi said...

Poor pigeons - they get a bad rap!

carol l mckenna said...

creative photography of the pigeon ~ humans have contributed to their behavior ~

Wishing you smooth sailing days ~ ^_^

DJan said...

I am not a huge fan of pigeons, but I like them well enough to enjoy these pictures. :-)

NC Sue said...

Those pigeons have found a perfect nesting place, and these are great photos.
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/orchids-other-worldly.html

Lea said...

I like Pigeons!
Great photos!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I like pigeons,, they are so pretty
love
tweedles

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of the pigeons. I love all the birds too.

Have a happy day and week ahead!

Tony McGurk said...

That's the first time I've heard Pigeons referred to as Rats with Wings. I must remember that. Great shots of them in their rocky home

Phyllis Oller said...

I love all birds & they are certainly loving their home,great shots!phyllis

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Oh, lovely photos of the Pigeons, which get a bad rap, and they are great looking birds. In your fourth image the pigeon looks more like an eagle!:))

Anu said...

Lovely photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

No not rats Sharon!!

Marie C said...

Wonderful photos, Sharon...a cute expression on the "who me?" :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm a birder, but gotta' admit I come down on your husband's side on this one. although maybe the ones in Panama are cleaner than our city ones here.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty shots of the pigeons. I love all the birds.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Christine said...

Yes, they are known as flying rats here too but I think they make for nice critter photos!

Anni said...

Of course, I am partial to cats...love 'em.

And your 'rats'....errrr, um, piegons, are sweet!! They always seem to get a bad rap!

I will thank you again for participating in our birdin' experiences at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love them too and you got some wonderful photos! Hugs!

bettyl-NZ said...

Motherhood is pretty universal--don't mess with my kids! Your photos are awesome.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pigeons get a bad rap, but some are nice.

It's the system that gets 'em into trouble!
~

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

I love pigeons....but on the other hand, I also love rats! They are such intelligent little creatures and I've had them as pets in the past. Pigeons have such wonderful variety in their feather colours, and such a beautiful iridescence in the right light. Great photographs!

TheChieftess said...

Fun shots of those pesky pigeons!!!

Stewart M said...

That may be a little harsh I think - although I do know what you mean.

I took some very similar pictures when I was in Glasgow.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

likeschocolate said...

I don't think I will ever look at them the same way again. So ture! FLying rats!
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