Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Happy ending .. Pigeon has a new home
Update: It turns out that the white racing pigeon's band was purchased from PA and he is only a year old. Since we could now read the entire band, we traced him to his owner on the south shore of Long Island, NY. He was happy to hear that his lost bird was found after his 50-mile flight to our yard 40 days ago ... but he was not interested in having him back. (When a racing pigeon gets lost, they are of no value to the owner).
By way of the lost/found ad I placed on Craigslist several weeks ago, I met a woman in Middletown, NY who offered to take him in. She has many other pigeons in her indoor-outdoor aviary as well as exotic smaller caged birds.
This morning, I drove the bird up to meet her in Central Valley, NY, about halfway from each of our homes. The pigeon's racing days are over, but Eric and I are resting easy, knowing that this beautiful, mellow bird has been welcomed into a new, safe home. Thank you, Sheree!
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