If you are squeamish please stop reading this post now.
For the interested I have taken all these images from a distance on purpose...it wasn't pleasant.
As I returned home this evening I saw the body of a Woodpigeon that had been hit by a car lying in the road.
It's partner was pacing up and down looking very distraught.
I really enjoy seeing a pair of Woodpigeons in my garden... my garden "hoovers" for those in the know.
I now have just one looking a bit forlorn sitting below my feeders... it was one of mine.
The Magpies were already gathering nearby... my urban vultures.
I couldn't make up my mind whether to post this or not so went with it anyway... apologies if I shouldn't.
The Bird D'pot