Woodpigeon shower

Woodpigeon showeringWoodpigeons truly enjoy a shower. Downpours, drizzle, torrential rain: they will be sitting in prominent perches, preening and grooming, often in pairs and occasionally lifting a folded wing up to show the rain its underside and get a good soak. They look totally relaxed while showering. I took a sketch of this behaviour using ball pen some years ago while waiting for a train in the rain and I worked on it with pencil for this sketch.