Forty years ago I was very excited to see a fat Woodpigeon and record it in my childhood nature notebooks. I was twelve years old.
Today I’m still thrilled to see one. This time I photograph it.
I know that there are over 10 million of them in the UK, but they’re still a great thrill to see.
On Westray, it makes sense that they are best seen at Fribo wood amongst the tall trees. I’d love to see them there.