Thursday, 3 June 2021

Something Amazing to Witness.

Please note: These images were taken through a window with a long lens and the bird was not disturbed in any way. 

Woodpigeon normally lay two eggs per brood and  normally two  broods per year. I cannot be certain if there are two young on this nest or three. The young (known as Squabs) are covered in down initially and are fed by both parents. The fledgling period is about 37 days.





The young feed on Crop Milk which they get from both parents. Woodpigeon have cells in the throat that produce the milk. It does look rather drastic and unpleasant the way in which the young stick their beaks down the parents open beak. (As shown in the following images.)







10 comments:

  1. A remarkable series of pictures. I have never heard of anything other than standard clutch of two eggs for any species of pigeon or dove.

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  2. Hi Roy, beautiful photos of the little dove. Have a nice weekend.

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  3. Great pictures, Roy. Something I've never seen despite the huge number of pigeons that used to nest around the farm when I worked there.

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  4. Wow..... this is so beautiful 💚💚💚
    Beautiful to see.
    Congratulations with this beautiful result.

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