Where to find them: Parks, gardens and woods
When to hear them: All year round
Diet: Buds, shoots, seeds, nuts and berries
The capital’s second most common bird is not a particularly popular one. However, the woodpigeon is a distinct species from its more urban cousin, the feral pigeon.
While the feral variety is the bane of tourists in Trafalgar Square, the woodpigeon is a more presentable character. Its familiar cooing can be heard in all the capital’s parks and it does best in more wooded areas; the largest population along the line is in Croydon.
Top 10 most spotted rating:
Tower Hamlets: 2nd