This pigeon did aerial turns and hovers that rivaled a raptor’s. I captured a few frames as she took off from Pike Place Market and hovered for a few seconds against Seattle’s skyline.

Pigeon Taking Off in Flight

Take Off - ©ingridtaylar

Pigeon Flying

Ain't Flight Grand - ©ingridtaylar

Pigeon in Flight

The Hover-and-Turn - ©ingridtaylar

Pigeon in Flight

Immortalized in Parchment - ©ingridtaylar

Thanks to SkeletalMess on Flickr for the Creative Commons texture “Tainted” which I used in the above rendering.

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