I AM FEEDING the birds with a bird feeder in my back garden. There are Coal Tits, Blue Tits and other Finch like species taking advantage of the Tesco bounty. In the cold weather, the Robin takes advantage at ground level of spilled seed.
But lo! What’s this? Two days back I observed a Wood Pigeon, not the brightest of birds, just sitting quietly amongst the fallen apples, waiting for seeds to fall from the feeder, just sitting very quietly indeed.
And then today the Wood Pigeon really went off on one. It decided to take matters into its own, er, claws. It flew up onto the branch where the feeder is, and did a kind of jig so that seeds would fall off and it could eat them.
This is the most intelligent Wood Pigeon in the world because it is a Wood Pigeon Entrepreneur. Even Cock Robin was aghast at its gall. I will catch a picture, when and if I can. Birds seem to be a bit nervous in my back yard, in Oxford. It’s probably something to do with the railways, and the foxes. As an investigative journalist, I will capture this clever Wood Pigeon. And interview it, if possible. ♣