Monday, March 05, 2012

Wood Pigeon with Damaged Eye

This Wood Pigeon with a damaged or deformed or injured eye has been around Singleton Park, Swansea, for a while:

I tried attaching my 500mm lens to an Olympus Pen compact camera, via an adaptor, for this video. A bit awkward, as there is no autofocus with this combination, so needs a fairly static subject, but I did my best:

Anyone know what might have caused that eye condition? Looks painful!


  1. Wonderful pictures Jeremy....compliments.

  2. looks like a growth , but the eye itself looks ok.

  3. looks like a growth , but the eye itself looks ok.

  4. Poor bird...bless its heart! Great photos, Jeremy. This reminds me of a seagull I saw in my area (Montreal, Canada) last summer...however, the seagull's eye, thankfully, was not as bad as the pigeon you have photographed here.

  5. Great images, showing the beauty of thie bird, as well as the growth. It seems a shame that no one can make a capture and remove the growth, yet, it does not appear to be disabling the bird, or it's sight and ability to get about and fly, so guess then tis best to leave nature be~

  6. I think you win the award there Jeremy for most gruesome looking bird. Looks like a cyst of some kind which surely can't be comfortable for the poor pigeon.

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