Pidgeon: Tuesday’s of Texture

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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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5 Responses to Pidgeon: Tuesday’s of Texture

  1. Nice texture and pattern of the feathers. I don’t have pigeons but I have mourning doves in my garden. Nice shots, Irene.

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    • Thanks. Why are they called mourning doves? I don’t know them.

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      • I’m not sure. I may look into it. For my observation, three years ago, when their eggs were stolen, the female dove was sitting in my backyard motionless for a good 20 minutes. The male dove was standing on my flower border about 2 feet from her. He was also standing without moving his head. After that, the female stood on her feet, still not moving her body, he then moved his head a little bit. After another long time, they started to walk around slowly and eventually flew away. I wonder if they got the name by their mourning behavior!!!

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      • Thanks for describing the bird’s behaviour Miriam. I wouldn’t be surprised if that is where they got their name from.

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      • Yes, I was surprised and touched by their behavior. They were standing in front of their last year’s nesting spot (they lost the eggs in 1st year, last year they hatched two babies). Again they were motionless. I think the male was waiting for the female’s decision on the nesting site. But eventually they flew away. I made a mistake by putting the hummingbird feeder too close to it. They hummingbirds come to the feeder every 20 minutes.

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