Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wayward pigeon captured
Success! They say a picture is worth a thousand words and so this one says a lot. This lovely racing pigeon has been at our bird feeder for the past 40 days and 40 nights (how biblical!). To see him in this cage is a major relief because now that we've rescued him, we may be able to reunite him with his flock and his owner and keep him out of the inclement weather.
We had tried once before to capture him, but without success. The bird was watching us from our rooftop today as we put away our patio furniture for the season. Eric set out my old Cockatiel cage, door open, long string attached, seed in the bottom .. and from the window, I saw the pigeon hop in, so I called Eric .. he pulled the string and got him!
We were finally able to read his leg band and found that he may be from Beaver Falls, PA, which is 410 miles away. If that's the case, and the owner doesn't want him back, we have another pigeon fancier lined up to take him in. The temps may go down to 33 degrees tonight, but for now, he has a warm house in which to rest, as well as plenty of seed and water. We'll make a few phone calls tom'w and will post an update.
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