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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Built-in Air Conditioning!



No wonder Wood Pigeons are increasing rapidly in numbers. Here is a clear example of how this species have successfully changed from nesting exclusively in woods and other arboreal habitats to suitable places in an urban environment.  You can clearly see an opportunist pair of Wood Pigeon that have made their nest near Gorleston Library between an outside air-conditioning unit and outside wall.
I first spotted this nest as I walked past during my lunch break today. I could see the tell-tale signs of a nest secreted behind; because there were twigs sticking out beneath the units. Maybe we'll see Wood Pigeon fledglings in the car park in a few weeks time, a la Collared Dove fledglings? (see 8 April post)

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