Facts about the Woodpigeon

  1. Bullet Probably the most commonly seen bird in the UK, so you’ll see one in your garden sometime!

  1. Bullet The female Woodpigeon usually only lays 2 eggs per clutch

  1. Bullet It the 2010 RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch the Woodpigeon came at 6th most common

  1. Bullet The Woodpigeon is largely a vegetarian eating often regarded as a pest for taking young shoots

Like most gardens we have a regular troop of Woodpigeons visiting every day scouting around for scraps of food dropped on the ground by their smaller cousins! 

However sometimes these larger birds do manage to cling onto the feeders for smaller birds for long enough to snaffle a few seeds.

This hilarious video is of one such occasion! He’s clinging on grimly but is rewarded!

The RSPB entry for the Woodpigeon can be found here.http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/w/woodpigeon/index.aspxshapeimage_2_link_0
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