Feral Pigeons

To: John Harris <>
Subject: Feral Pigeons
From: Steve Read <>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:51:04 +0000
There’s a roost under the Cotter Road bridge across the Tuggeranong Parkway, too.


On Wed, 28 Aug 2019 at 10:44 am, John Harris <> wrote:

You got in first Rosemary! Quick off the mark!

There also used to be a roost in Forde under a bridge on Horse Park Drive. I will check out what has happened since the major road works there.




From: Rosemary Blemings <>
Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 10:38 am
To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Cc: chatline <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Feral Pigeons


Roosts under the bridges across Ginninderra Creek for Florey Drive, Macgregor and Ginninderra Drive, Flynn, Geoffrey. 


There used to be/still is? a loft in NE Macgregor from which flights would swirl daily.



On 28 Aug 2019, at 10:14 am, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:


I am engaged on a little project on the local feral pigeons.  I’m interested in any reports of regular feeding aggregations or major roosting or nesting sites.


At the moment we are not seeing the large flocks we used to get around the open areas and on powerlines at Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR.  There are a few flocks to be seen on lawns in the parliamentary triangle.


The flock regularly seen flying over south Canberra is probably based at a local loft i.e. privately owned.  There are probably similar flocks in North Canberra, which is the home of an active pigeon racing club.

Does anyone on this chatline keep pigeons? 



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