This bird is an aerobatics genious. Whenever we see him, he’s up there showing off his flying skill, and what a skill. He flies as high as possible – my guess is around 20-25 metres high – and would turn on himself by rolling in the air – head first! The children would say the RolyPoly pigeon is up.
This was taken just before sunset. It doesn’t look particularily difficult, but this photograph was a challenge. I wanted to show the movement of the bird – illustrating this using an atypical flying position. The low light and his high altitude made it a little tricky.