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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Placido » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:49 am

Jumped out and put a brick beneath the front tyre to bring the VWs to a stop. The woodies appeared to be quite interested.
P.S.: The other 2 wheels are there, I just don't use them very much.
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:33 pm

Placido wrote:Jumped out and put a brick beneath the front tyre to bring the VWs to a stop. The woodies appeared to be quite interested.
P.S.: The other 2 wheels are there, I just don't use them very much.

:D :yes:
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Butterfly » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:48 pm

I try and discourage pigeons coming to my garden, not so much because I don't like them, but because of my neighbours, people tend to dislike them as they are messy. Anyway, there are a couple of woodies that I grew to really like :) . They are gentle, and clumsy funny :D
Few mornings ago, in one big tree nearby, I heard this magpie followed by commotion. I looked and saw what looked like a pigeon and magpie flapping their wings in between the branches, followed by magpie landing on nearby roof with something (couldn't make out what) and 2 more magpies flying around.
Today again I heard the magpie in the same tree, 3 of them flying out of it with one of them landing on nearby roof again with something. Later on I saw a woodie sitting inside that big tree on one branch.
I suspect now that the woodies have a nest inside that tree and magpies are harassing them and/or taking their nestlings :cry3:
I can't be sure, and hope I'm wrong! Its very upsetting :weep:
I'm starting to seriously dislike magpies :grumpy:
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:11 pm

The last couple of days I have been visited by a sick looking Woody. It is looking fluffed up and it's feather condition is well below usual standard. It seems to be struggling to swallow the food it is getting from under the feeders. My guess is that it has Trichomonosis which has seriously depleted the Greenfinch flocks across the country. A neighbour of mine has a cat which is always on the lookout for an unwary bird and the dozy looking Woody may well be it's next victim. :(
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Placido » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:16 am

Sorry to hear that, Jacksparrow, very sad.
Nasty disease and it's still around as, as you say, the paucity of greenfinches particularly is testament to that.
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:48 pm

No sightings of my sick Woody today. I fear the worst. :(
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Butterfly » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:21 pm

Poor Woody :(
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