Entertainment increases watching the heavy Wood Pigeons trying to gain access to the ever decreasing berries on our Rowan (Joseph Rock) – they aren’t as acrobatic as the returning Mistle Thrushes, which I know I featured the other day but they are so beautiful and don’t come often, so here are some photo’s of them, too, from today. Wood pigeons continue to increase their population over the country. The BTO Garden Birdwatch show their numbers up by two thirds while Collared Dove numbers have declined in gardens by a quarter. Wood Pigeons are benefitting from changing farming practice, with ore Oil Seed Rape planting, and also autumn-sown cereals meaning they have green food all year round. They also enjoy seeds and grains, and birdfood put out in gardens. Conditions: No sun but still mild and dry with this mornings breeze dropping later. Temperature: Max 16- Min 12 C.