Birds that visit our gardens and school grounds
Each week we will be featuring a bird that frequently visits our school grounds and gardens. This week our chosen bird is The Wood Pigeon.
The Wood Pigeon’s nest is a platform made from twigs and built by both sexes in a tree or on a building. The female Wood Pigeon can have up to 3 clutches of eggs a year. Each clutch will contain 2 eggs that are white in colour. Eggs hatch after 16 to 17 days and the young fledge and leave the nest when they can fly after 29 to 25 days.
Wood Pigeon facts
Distribution: Wood Pigeons live all year round in all parts of Britain.
Habitat: Wood Pigeons nest and breed in trees in woods, parks and gardens.
Description: It is largely grey with a white neck patch and white wing patches.
Size: Length: 40-42 cm. Wingspan: 75-80 cm. Weight: 450-550 grams.
Life-span: A Wood Pigeon can live for up to 3 years.
Food: Seeds, leaves, fruit, buds and crops