New Zealand Wood Pigeon or Kererū, Upper Hutt Jul 2010
Taken from inside my house through a bedroom window. I have tried to get him (or her) before but he (obviously) can see me, so I hid behind a half opened curtain and poked the camera around the side of it and was kind of able to see the LCD screen whilst remaining hidden, pretty clever I thought. I got a couple of photos before a nearby car frightened him off.
They are quite amazing when they fly above you as they are silent except for the "whoosh whoosh" of the disturbed air from their wings.
The wood pigeon is native to New Zealand and also known as kererū: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Pigeon