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Shot a few on a flight line and processed them the same day, and was astonished to find black currents in ones crop. never seen this before I guess it had been in someones garden as no fruit growers in this area. 

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Hello, pigeon.will.eat a range of fruit having lived near a large farm growing soft fruit, gooseberries cherries black currents, there is a cherry tree in the local school garden now devoid of any fruit with pigeon the main culprit, the farm had a full time pigeon shooter in the growing season, I was lucky that my permission was right next door to the fields of fruit, my first 410 accounted for many pigeon coming in to roost of the small wood, back then over 50 years a few pigeon were a welcome change for dinner 

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15 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Could they have been elder berries?

No definitely black currents. 14 in the crop and very fresh,

 

17 minutes ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

Hello, pigeon.will.eat a range of fruit having lived near a large farm growing soft fruit, gooseberries cherries black currents, there is a cherry tree in the local school garden now devoid of any fruit with pigeon the main culprit, the farm had a full time pigeon shooter in the growing season

Seen cherries before lots round here.

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It`s also quite common for them to eat small snails. One of my shooting pals rang me once to inform me that he had just shot some pigeons with small snails in their crops, a first for him.

I very nearly convinced him that they were French pigeons just arrived across the channel and were referred locally as `Palomba L`escargot`.

OB

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25 minutes ago, Old Boggy said:

It`s also quite common for them to eat small snails. One of my shooting pals rang me once to inform me that he had just shot some pigeons with small snails in their crops, a first for him.

I very nearly convinced him that they were French pigeons just arrived across the channel and were referred locally as `Palomba L`escargot`.

OB

Oh well done Sir!:good:

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On 26/06/2020 at 09:24, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Could they have been elder berries?

Too early for them yet, surely?

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