A survey of bird lovers undertaken by the British Trust for Ornithology has revealed that wood pigeons that usually used to be found in large numbers in villages and farmlands have begun to migrate to cities.
This has been reported in dailymail.co.uk of dated the 3rd of September 2012.
And – once in the suburban areas, they are cultivating the habit of stealing.
These wood pigeons are outsiders and have bigger bodies and white ribbon like collars plus a voracious appetite and they have begun to steal food that is usually left in bird tables and in feeders for weaker and fragile species of birds.
In the rural countryside, the farmers view them as an agricultural pest or vermin and would frighten the wood pigeons away and, with the green cover gradually depleting, the birds have been forced to look elsewhere for food in order to survive.