Wood Pigeon on the move!

The last few days have been busy at the watch point with the annual dispersal of Wood Pigeon to the south.

The dispersal starts around the last week in October and lasts into early November.

Whilst huge numbers move south the reason why they do this at this time of the years, well, is still not fully understood.

However, the Bradford area is well situated to view this event and Low Moor along with Oxenhope gets some excellent counts of birds. At the watch point many birds move directly overhead but the majority are observed moving mainly to the east of Low moor.

Counts so far this autumn as has follows:

25/10/22 = 11,637…… 26/10/22 = 2,904……30/10/22 = 11,518…..31/10/22 = 16,122

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