Columba palumbus – YSGUTHAN – Breeding resident

Woodpigeon – 1994

Columba palumbus – YSGUTHAN – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 174 Breeding probable 170 Breeding possible 75 No of tetrads occupied 419 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 87.7% Mathew (1984) and Lockley et al. (1949) considered the Woodpigeon to be a common resident, most numerous in the wooded north of the county. Today they breed throughout Pembrokeshire […]

Woodpigeon – 1980s winter

Columba palumbus – YSGUTHAN – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Woodpigeons were present in the majority of 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 246 birds seen in a day.  More about […]

Woodpigeon – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Woodpigeon – 1894

RING-DOVE, Columba palumbus – Resident. To be met with in all the wooded parts of the county, but it cannot be considered abundant anywhere, and we never saw such flocks in the winter time as are commonly observed in England. We had many Ring-doves in our plantations at Stone Hall, where they were constantly harried and devoured by the […]