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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Placido » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:36 am

Maybe just indigestion ....
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:49 pm

I'm sorry to report that the nesting attempt has failed. I'm not 100% certain as to what happened but when I sat down for breakfast I noticed that there was no pigeon on the nest. My first thought was that the eggs had been infertile and they had given up the incubation but later I spotted what looked like a broken egg on my drive. Close inspection proved it was a Woody egg and blood present showed it had been viable. My guess is that either the Jackdaws or the Magpie I have visiting had spotted the nest and helped themselves :(
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Placido » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:06 am

Oh, I am sorry, Jacksparrow. What a great shame especially after mum had been so patient.
Maybe she'll have learned something from that.
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:56 pm

Placido wrote:Oh, I am sorry, Jacksparrow. What a great shame especially after mum had been so patient.
Maybe she'll have learned something from that.

I never thought the nest site was ideal for several reasons but predation from corvids never entered my mind. There are, in my vicinity, several larger tress with a much better chance of hiding a brood so hopefully the pair will go home hunting there. :nod:
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby nuthatch » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:52 pm

:cry3: hope so, Jacksparrow
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Placido » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:08 am

Yes, hope so too. Gallant try though :clap:
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:16 pm

This very evening I have seen a Woody at the nest again. Are they going again? :shrug:
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:41 pm

I find it a little touching that each day a Woody visits the now empty nest for a while. It appears to mooch around adjusting the position of one or two of the twigs making up the nest before flying off again. The total length of the visit is around 10 minutes. :shrug:
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Placido » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:32 pm

That is without doubt the most tragic thing I have ever read. 'Your' woodie has a memory, Jacksparrow, and it's not a good one :weep:.
They're not dumb animals at all.
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Re: WOOD PIGEONS

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:54 pm

I have not seen a Woody on or near the nest site since the weekend so it appears to be out of their system.
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