Wood Pigeon migration

The Wood pigeon migration across the South Hams continued this morning, first large flocks seen at 0750hrs, dropped off towards 09.00hrs but two flocks of approx 100 and 200 birds respectively seen at 5 past and 10 past nine.

It was noticable that the birds were generally flying far higher than previously seen and with a direction change, on all previous days over the lasty week the flocks were headed west down the A38 valley towards Plymouth / Cornwall, today the birds are crossing at an angle from the Buckfastleigh towards Dartmouth / Slapton area, several flocks were seen in the distance at at least a mile away passing the exeter side of Marley Head but the size of the flocks makes them very visible.

Most flocks were in the region of 100 to 200 birds but one of the earlier flocks was in excess of 1000 birds.



Cropped image showing three flocks passing by in the distance.
Cropped image showing three flocks passing by in the distance.

Posted November 13th, 2013 at 9:26 am by Steve Hopper in Bird News