I saw a very interesting bird yesterday evening. As I was out walking about, I spied a very large white bird on a high tree limb. I drew closer and shot this.
This doesn’t give you a sense of the size of the bird. It is much larger than any dove or pigeon I have ever seen.
Note that its leg is banded.
The wings are very long and it has black tail-feathers.
As I drew near, it didn’t seem inclined to fly off, suggesting to me that it was tired.
I think what we have here is some sort of homing or racing bird. The size surprised me.