We've had a beautiful racing/homing pigeon hanging around our house for the last 3 days. We've been giving it bird seed but it doesn't seem to be willing to go !! Is there any way that we can trace whose it is to let them know ? It has got rings on it's legs but I can't see all the numbers on them. I've tried putting seed on the windowsill so I can get closer to him but I can't quite see the numbers on his left leg. Anyone any wiser ??
I have rescued one before and it was so worth doing We lured it into a catcarrier with seed. We looked the ring up and phoned the association whos ring it was. They gave us the owners phone number and we phoned them. They were so so happy as it was a champion pigeon. Loads had got lost from that release and this was his favourite one. We had to look after it for the weekend and then FedEx came and picked it up. The most difficult part was stuffing it into the cardboard box they bought. dd included a picture she had drawn of it.
The owners were lovely, sent us pictures of their garden and some crocus bulbs for dd.
Thanks everyone. The pigeon only seems to be around in the daytime. Looking at the websites I have to catch the pigeon before they can contact the owners. I really hope it won't be destroyed. Here goes catching it tomorrow if its still around.