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In possibly most parts of the country there will be some standing wheat. We have quite a bit on the Wolds.

 

This will be of some interest to pigeons now that other land after rape and barley will have been cultivated. Of more interest will be harvested wheat fields where the straw is still lying in swaths due to the recent rain. The straw cannot be baled until it is dry enough and the fields cannot be cultivated for obvious reasons. It will be several days before agricultural work will resume on these fields giving pigeons chance to find them and build up in numbers.

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JDog, you make a good point the problem is that people don't give the pigeons any time to build numbers and therefore start shooting day after day on the same fields and wonder were the pigeons went.

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In possibly most parts of the country there will be some standing wheat. We have quite a bit on the Wolds.

 

This will be of some interest to pigeons now that other land after rape and barley will have been cultivated. Of more interest will be harvested wheat fields where the straw is still lying in swaths due to the recent rain. The straw cannot be baled until it is dry enough and the fields cannot be cultivated for obvious reasons. It will be several days before agricultural work will resume on these fields giving pigeons chance to find them and build up in numbers.

All the wheat was finished last Wednesday on the marsh , the combine smash the straw up and the cultivators move on the field as soon as the combine move off , by Saturday well over 100 acres had been ploughed , broken down , drilled with rape and rolled.

 

The next to be harvested is the sugar beet , this will done over the next week or so as the factory start up again at the end of the month , on the plus side it work nicely for when the Pinks arrive as there is always a lot of pieces of beet left on the ground for the geese to eat.

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JDog, the food table is massive at present with the stubbles and we have the current standing wheat and beans to come, the rape has been drilled and is growing well . Your observation is very valid and the weekend is forecast to be fine weather with high pressure so the prospects should be ideal, we can only hope.

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Winter beans seem to becoming a big draw at the moment, and on top of the numerous wheat stubbles, mother natures bounty of Beechmast and Acorns will soon become staple diet.

The remaining wheat offerings may become just another choice!

 

You make a very valid point though JDog, remaining wheat, wether standing or stubble needs to kept an eye on.

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JDog, you make a good point the problem is that people don't give the pigeons any time to build numbers and therefore start shooting day after day on the same fields and wonder were the pigeons went.

Some people do.

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