I was walking around the Safety Harbor fishing pier and noticed a flock of pigeons feeding in the grass across from the parking lot. I walked by them to get to the little beach but on my way back I noticed the colors on their feathers reflecting in the sun. They all looked just a little bit different, with different black spots or stripes.
I stood there for a few minutes watching them forage and noticed how pretty some of them were. With those purple and green feathers, white spot on his nose and those orange eyes, they really should be more respected.
Are these the same pigeons that hang around downtown cities? I don’t remember them looking like this when I lived in Atlanta and worked downtown.
Out of the entire flock there, this one had more white spots on his head and pink on his beak. This one must be a mix of something else. He laid there for a while and I wondered if he was okay.
He finally got up and started walking around. He’s pretty as well.
This one walked over to me and seemed curious about me.
All of a sudden a lady walked by with her big barking dog and off they went.
They landed on a light post close by and stayed there for a few minutes. It looks like Mr. White Spots was last to land. Okay, yes it was a quiet bird day at the pier if I’m taking pictures of pigeons but they really are pretty.
I was walking around the Safety Harbor fishing pier parking lot and saw this guy standing over by the pier.
The parrot seemed very comfortable and at ease with all of the people running around. He was trying to take a short nap while the man stood there and looked out at the water.
The man put the parrot on the rail and they stood there for a while.
After a while, the parrot climbed back on the man’s shoulder.
They walked around for a while. They walked out on the fishing pier and the bird was so calm. I would assume he’s been here before.
They walked around and I continued on taking pictures of other birds and the sailboats. I then saw the man leaving the area on a bike with the bird on his shoulder. Off they go riding down the street. I guess they lived close by.
A small sign of the season
The bird fountain in front of the yacht basin.
A beautiful pre-Christmas day. It was a perfect day for sailing but I don’t think a single sailboat was missing. What a waste!
The yacht basin in Safety Harbor.
The sun was trying to come out.
I know I’m rubbing it in. This was a perfect day. You could be here instead of under 5 feet of snow. I didn’t even have a jacket on but there was a cool breeze.
There’s still a few butterflies around.
Sandwich tern flying over the fishing pier.
Little blue heron fighting the wind.
Another tiny butterfly.
Two weeks until Christmas and it was 75 degrees. I had errands to run and chores to do before family came into town so I stayed close to home and stopped by the Safety Harbor fishing pier in between errands. I hadn’t been there in months. There were still a few manatees hanging around the pier but it was too hard to get a picture. The sun was up high making the water looked dark. I would have just gotten their snout coming up for air.
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