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Loads of pigeons but it's turnips ???

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Well been here now for 2 hrs Sat in the car watching the woods and the rape fields and not seen a bird where do they go there were literally hundreds here on Thursday 

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That’s pigeons for you, I’ve been shooting the same field for the last three weeks or so, its been my go to field if I cannot find them elsewhere, it sounds like your wood and rape field are very similar, there is a very big wood about a mile away and its been full of pigeons resting up and then flighting to the rape fields, went out this Thursday and there was not a pigeon to be seen, think they will be back as the rape fields are one of a few without gas guns on, everyday is different with pigeons, can only suggest you keep an eye on it.

Might be worth just sitting it out for a few more hours just to see if they are hitting the rape later in the day or you could go for a drive round and see if you can find them.  

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23 hours ago, yickdaz said:

set up at the face of the wood or the part they are flighting over and stick a rotary and some decoys out on the turnips  they might not be feeding on the field but I bet you will pull birds in 

I agree. A convincing spread will often fool pigeons to come for a look. I know you use this ploy well, and I have also had success doing this in the past.

I have recently seen the most pigeons that I have seen since October. I drove several miles through NW Norfolk yesterday, and saw hundreds of pigeons and pinks tucking in on the same sugar beet field. I saw loads on rape, and also a wheat field that was previously maize. That last field was absolutely covered in pigeons.

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2 hours ago, motty said:

I agree. A convincing spread will often fool pigeons to come for a look. I know you use this ploy well, and I have also had success doing this in the past.

I have recently seen the most pigeons that I have seen since October. I drove several miles through NW Norfolk yesterday, and saw hundreds of pigeons and pinks tucking in on the same sugar beet field. I saw loads on rape, and also a wheat field that was previously maize. That last field was absolutely covered in pigeons.

I,ll be doing something very similar meself soon 

no doubt we will see a post or two from you in the coming weeks

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19 minutes ago, yickdaz said:

I,ll be doing something very similar meself soon 

no doubt we will see a post or two from you in the coming weeks

Will be a few weeks before I get out again, unless of course, I spot a situation that I can't ignore. Still in wildfowling mode.

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