In case docholiday does not come back, I will answer.
These are wood pigeons which are wild and numerous, causing havoc at this time of year with their constant feeding on crops. They are shot with the primary purpose of crop protection but the bonus is that they are also really good to eat.
You can get some more information on wood pigeon shooting in the UK by clicking HERE
They are indeed wild woodpigeons, they are excellent to eat and are the pain of any farmers life. the great thing is that they will come to decoys and offer very fast and jinking targets, especially if there is a bit of wind. They have fantastic eyesight and if they see the slightest movement they will jink and bug out, making for a great days sport.
ps Niel thanks for becoming my official spokesperson
Thanks for the reply . I was just wondering cause i never heard of this type pigeon hunt . I have heard of other types pigeon but don't know if they are just like the ones you see down town on buildings or like ones that are common here . What do they taste like ?