...and so I did while it was still bright and early.Entered by the V gate and and straightaway disturbed a number of Woodies/Wood Pigeons as they rose into the trees with their distinctive clatter of wings.Their name in Irish/as Gaeilge is ea An Colur Coille no An Colm Coille....Columba palumbus.
Below the Male is first featured,next the Female and last, a Juvenile.The Wood Pigeon is a large bird,a bird with plenty of stamina.
You are certain to have spotted a Wood Pigeon at one time or another as it twisted,turned or swerved in it's flight or clattering its wings as it takes off or lands.Often seen waddling along in gardens scavenging for food on the ground or from Bird tables.Seen by some as a pest as a consequence.
A wood Pigeon's song has five notes and sounds like ;- ru-hoo -ru ru hoo!.Failed to upload the audio!
Often the first to raise the alarm if an intruder arrives in the wood.
A favourite food with some of our raptors judging by the often seen remains/feathers strewn on the tracks.
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