Wood Pigeon Journal / Notebook - A4

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A4 Journal with plain or ruled paper. The cover of the journal shows a pair of Wood Pigeon sitting in a tree, painted by wildlife artist Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) in 1736.

A4 Wood Pigeon Journal

Discover the boundless creativity within you with our A4 Wood Pigeon Journal! This A4 hardback journal/notebook is not merely a writing tool—it's an invitation to express, imagine, and bring your ideas to life.

Our A4 Wood Pigeon Journal features an eye-catching Wood Pigeon design on its premium vinyl laminated hardcover, exhibiting a burst of vibrant color. This hardback notebook is sure to add a dash of character to your desk while motivating you to pour out your thoughts, plans, or masterpieces.

Crafted with an elegant, matte finish exterior, this notebook encapsulates style and durability, ready to accompany you in all life's adventures. Inside, you'll discover 64 pages (128 sides) of 90 gsm paper, finely balanced to provide an optimum writing experience.

Personalize your writing journey by choosing either ruled or blank paper for the inner pages. Whether you’re a prolific writer, meticulous note-taker, or a budding artist, our notebook caters to your unique needs.

  • Size: 21cm x 29.7cm  (8¼in x 11¾in ) in size with a half inch (1.27cm) thick spine for durability and a premium feel.
  • Pages: 64 pages (128 sides) of 90gsm paper - perfect for almost any pen type without fear of bleeding or smudging.
  • Paper type: Available with plain or ruled paper to cater to your personal preferences.
  • Hardback Cover: Sturdy chipboard, overlaid with a visually pleasing vinyl laminate, featuring the unique Wood Pigeon design.
  • FREE tracked postage!

* Please note that the website images of the A4 Wood Pigeon Journal (above) are low resolution for illustrative purposes. The A4 Wood Pigeon Journal uses very high resolution images to give the finished notebook a crisp and clear finish.

** The A4 Journal is only available in the UK at present.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Wood Pigeon comes from the collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). In the mid-18th Century, White commissioned the celebrated wildlife painter, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The Wood Pigeon was one of the watercolour paintings, which resulted from the collaboration between White and Collins.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession, was a keen naturalist and collector. He commissioned over 900 paintings of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from the finest painters of his day. He was a Fellow of The Royal Society and founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London.

The original watercolour of the Wood Pigeon is extremely finely painted, with great detail being seen in all of the details of the painting. This depth of colour and detail has been captured brilliantly through the digitalisation process and is replicated for you on this delightful journal.

The Wood Pigeon

Get ready to swoop into the enchanting world of the wood pigeon (scientific name: Columba palumbus). With a vast range extending across Europe and western Asia, the wood pigeon is one of the best-known birds, especially in the countryside.

Sporting a sleek grey plumage with a subtle pinkish hue on their breast, wood pigeons never shy away from making a statement. The eye-catching white ring encircling their neck and the distinctive white stripe adorning their wing set them apart from other pigeons. Also, don't miss their mesmerizing pale yellow eyes, which seem to hold secrets of the wild.

Though often seen as an agricultural pest, the wood pigeon is no picky eater. They'll happily munch on an array of leafy crops, peas, grains, pine nuts, and berries. But that's not all – these curious creatures are also known to savour figs, acorns, and the occasional insect.

Nesting in the cosy confines of trees and tall hedges, wood pigeons are experts at creating simple yet sturdy nests from interwoven twigs and sticks. After about 18 days of careful incubation, the eggs hatch to reveal adorable fledglings, who, after around 35 days, are ready to spread their wings and embark on their own adventures.

Embrace the captivating world of the wood pigeon and learn to appreciate these majestic yet mischievous avian marvels. Keep an eye out for them – you might just spot one of these fascinating birds in your own garden!

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your A4 Wood Pigeon Journal will take 2-3 working days. It will then be despatched to you, arriving approximately 24-48 hours later by Royal Mail.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.