Is this not the ugliest example of any bird that you have ever seen?
This wretched example of feathered flight flew into my office / workshop the day after Araminta announced the theme for our photo competition and just sat atop one of my cupboards.
And it sat, I spent a minute or two finding the camera and still it sat, I took one or two snap shots (with flash) and still it sat! I then spent another couple of minutes looking for a suitable container to catch it in and still it sat. I eventually found a shoebox, approached with the lid in my left hand and box in my right, and still it sat. With a sudden clapping motion I brought the lid and box together and had it suitably contained, out the front door and it flew off!
If there’s ever been a photograph of an uglier bird I’ve yet to see it, this then is my entry for our current competition.