Perfect imprint

A HOMEOWNER was stunned to see this near-perfect imprint of a pigeon left on her window after an unfortunate accident.

Patrina Farmer, 56, from Hadley, near Telford, Shropshire, snapped the poor bird’s impression after it smashed into one of her upstairs windows.

The bizarre outline shows the bird’s wide wingspan, tail and even its eye.

Mrs Farmer said: “I was sitting in my dining room and heard a massive bang and I looked in the kitchen thinking something had fallen.

“I saw nothing so I carried on with my day but later I went upstairs and I couldn’t believe it.

“I saw a perfect imprint of a bird on the bedroom window and I realised that was the bang I had heard earlier.

“I almost couldn’t believe it, you can see his little eye and his little beak.”

Mrs Farmer uploaded the picture to her Facebook account, to the great amusement of her family and friends.

“It was amazing really, it was a total imprint of him, they were baffled as to how he did it.

“My friends laughed about it, one friend even told me I should clean my windows more often.

“It’s amusing for them to make that imprint.”

But rather than it being the result of dirt, experts have said the outline of the bird was left by a powdery substance which grows to protect feathers.

It comes after pictures of an owl imprint, taken by Cumbrian homeowner Sally Arnold hit the headlines.

The owl had crashed into the window of her Kendal home.

Mrs Arnold said she could find no sign of the owl and assumed it had flown off without any serious injuries.

She said: “Fortunately, there was no sign of the bird and we can only assume that it had flown away probably suffering from a headache.”

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