Common Wood Pigeon in London (U.K.)

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Common Wood Pigeon | Pigeon ramier | Columba palumbus: These birds are, as the name suggests, quite common in the woods, but can also be readily found in more urban settings. This bird was taken on the path that leads to one of London’s hidden treasures, Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre (this bird was perched just above the train tracks that run parallel to the path). I tried on several occasions to take one of these in a more natural setting, but this ended up being the best shot that I was able to get.

Taken on August 16, 2015 with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 400 | 300mm | f/7.1 | 1/2000). Not baited, called in or set up.

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