Friday, August 09, 2013

Proximate wildlife

Seen in our garden today.

Infeasibly large for a bird: a bat?

I was this close: very tame or very stupid

Update Saturday: Turns out that the tame dove (aka pigeon) is much loved: there was a poster on the telegraph pole outside our house this morning advertising its loss. We called the number when the bird re-appeared this afternoon and a much-distressed young woman and her husband turned up with a cat-basket. Via the loan of our step-ladder they coaxed it out of our tree (actually, he just climbed up and grabbed it) and with much joy the reunited creature was driven off.

I would have videoed the whole saga had I not been intimately involved in the retrieval.