Birds on a wire

doves landing


I wondered about the origin of the phrase ‘a bird on a wire’ or ‘birds on a wire’ but couldn’t find an answer. Some believe that the expression comes from Leonard Cohen’s song:

Like a bird on a wire

Like a drunk in a midnight choir

I have tried in my way to be free

Or maybe it’s simply because part of the urban or country landscape is now the sight of birds landing, sitting and taking off from electric and telephone wires.

12 thoughts on “Birds on a wire”

  1. These two remind me of the ones we have in our garden who keep flirting with each other! Great photo Kriss, love the contrast and well done capturing them with their wings outstretched. Thanks for sharing with #bwphotoproject

    Ps Awesome to meet you the other day x

  2. What an absolutely brilliant photo, love the way it looks like the first bird is like ‘right i’m off!’ love the dark of the leaves on the tree and the wire #bwphotoproject

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