Looking out of the lounge window I noticed this Woodpigeon landing on the balcony rail. It had a twig in its beak and it then disappeared into the adjacent tree. This being August this was probably its third attempt at building a nest and rearing a brood.
Woodpigeons start breeding in April and will often produce three broods in the year. If the nest is predated or damaged then they will lay up to six times in the season to produce a brood.
At various times over two days I observed both birds coming and going with twigs and entering the tree. So this certainly required a few photographs, but shooting through double glazing is never a very successful idea. If you are shoot at any direction other than at right angles then you will get a ghosting blur. Even if you can shoot straight on the clarity is not that good and requires some post processing.
Hi Roy, we are renting a house at the moment with a great garden and Wood pigeons nesting in next door's tree. They provide endless entertainment for my cats and I enjoy watching them too. Same here, they have started refurbishing the nest again and are regularly seen gathering twigs. I've seen at least two sets of chicks since moving in, their size does not give them away but their lack of colour-particularly the white feathers does.ReplyDelete
Thanks Suzie, yes they do provide plenty of interest.Delete
Vieläkö ne tekee pesää! Meillä yksi pari syötti vielä isoja poikasia pihlajan oksalla;-)ReplyDelete
Oh oui ils sont actifs tous l'été, chez nous c'est la deuxième couvée, deux ont échouées.
Jolie série de ce très beau pigeon !
Merci beaucoup Nath.Delete
Nice story and photo's Roy, in fact they are qiute okay taken through double glazing, I don't even try it. I didn't knew they'll try until 6 times if they loose a brood. Hopefully they'll succeed and you'll be 'granddaddy' in a few weeks :-). And maybe you can make some photo's again of the chicks.ReplyDelete
Thanks Marianne, I'm already a Grandad. :)Delete
Collared doves are the worst nesters, they build rubbish nests in the worst places, it is amazing they are so successful a speciesReplyDelete
I think they are as bad as each other Simon.Delete
Maybe he is building a new nest!ReplyDelete
He sure is Helma.Delete
Hi Roy.. Nice shots of this beautiful pigeon.. In Madrid there are a lot of.. We call Paloma Torcaz..ReplyDelete