Large numbers of pigeons flying south this morning in groups of between fifty and a hundred. Did anyone else see them?
Very obvious in the Glastonbury area today and this afternoon at Westhay with continual groups of 20-50 birds
Hundreds flying over Enmore today
Loads here south of Taunton going E-W.
Is the title "southbound" insinuating that they are moving N-S? Aren't these our very flighty friends from the Low Countries?
The impressive movements of Woodpigeons we see most autumns now can in fact be in any direction depending on the wind direction on the day, and even in different directions at different sites on the same day. Predominantly between south-east and west, though, and the large numbers seen heading out off Portland Bill on some occasions suggest that most are generally heading south out of Britain. It would be interesting to find out whether all do, however - do some perhaps winter in the South West, or even head west to Ireland?
Flock of about 100 moving south over Burtle this morning.
Big flock (250+) in trees and flying over edge of Bridgwater (by cemetery) at noon yesterday (12th).
Yes, a very large flock seen flying south over the canal yesterday, so maybe it was one that you also saw Bill.
Saw circa 300+ over Frome on Wednesday in single flock