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Pigeon found
Started by: xenon (103) Report abuse
Has anyone lost a pigeon? One has been in my garden in Springfield for two days.It has a green ring on one leg and a yellow one on the other.It is very tame and eats out of my hand.

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
its lost from a race, is one a metal ring and the other rubber.if so take it out to the m6 and it will find its way home.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3612) Report abuse
It might not want to go home.

It might have said "am sick of this,, being taken in a bloody wagon, along with a load of other pigeons, to somewhere stupid, and then kicked out, so they can stuff it"

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
not quite sure pigeons have so much reasoning with their tiny brains.

Posted by: momac (10001)  Report abuse
Baker Boy..could you find your way from France..or fly over Germany
without your satnav..and bring messages to the powers that be during the
war..I think not.

Posted by: xenon (103) Report abuse
Tommy Two Stroke -you could be right! It doesnít seem to want to leave here, it has some food and some water and then settles down to sleep.It actually tapped on the patio doors when I came in for lunch which was funny!!

Posted by: Diston (136) Report abuse
Xenon, the the pigeon as possibly been racing from france to northern England an landed from exhaustion, if you keep it for two weeks the bird will forget where it was heading, better to take it to some fields let it go, if back at your house before you it as already forgot.

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
momac
i have flown over germany and found my way home from france and without sat nav,and carried numerous messages home.
all my senior family where pigeon racers.

Posted by: broady (14670)   Report abuse
Is pigeon racing still as big as it used to be. In the 60ís I used to go with Arthur Rigby and we took birds to a Wigan Flying club and one at Goose Green. Used to take the ring off the pigeon and put it in a thimble and clock it in. Donít suppose they do that in 2019. Great times..

Posted by: peebee (316)  Report abuse
Stick it in a pie.

Posted by: xenon (103) Report abuse
Itís 6.30 am and I have just done a ďtourĒ of my garden and the pigeon seems to have had a good rest, plenty to eat and drink and has gone on his merry way- good luck to him 🐦👍

Posted by: momac (10001)  Report abuse
Bless him,he'd just stopped off from a long journey you can bet and was
shattered..and good for you for feeding him.

Posted by: kathpressey (4948)  Report abuse
I don't suppose it's much fun being a racing pigeon.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3612) Report abuse
Folk who keep pigeons are called Pigeon Fanciers, they fancy pigeons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_keeping

Folk who race pigeons, are called folk who fancy pigeons, and they also fancy racing them

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_racing

Posted by: whups (3590)   Report abuse
it,s probably flew out of your head 1stroke.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3612) Report abuse
There is no need for that whupsy, and it makes you wonder where that pigeon has gone too, as it gone wom, or has it just shifted into different hotel accommodation

Posted by: xenon (103) Report abuse
Itís back!!! Flew in at 9am and settled down again,itís hit the window twice trying to come in.There is a chap I know not far from me whose dad used to keep pigeons-Iíll have a word with him he might know someone who has pigeons 🤞🤞🤞

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3612) Report abuse
Well it obviously likes you

It might need for a pigeon expert to take the rings off it, and find out where its come from

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
you knew arthur rigby broady ,now there's a co-incidence.

Posted by: momac (10001)  Report abuse
Xenon..have a look on forum..Cyril has some information re-pigeons.

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
you cant take the metal ring off a homing pigeon its put on practically at birth ,if you inquire at the national racing hq ? with the rings details they will tell you and inform the owner of its whereabouts .racing pigeons can be worth thousands.

Posted by: broady (14670)   Report abuse
Baker boy,
I worked on the farm when they moved to Abram. Great times.

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
we used to pick his potatoes when he had hindley house farm ,it was a lovely place then.now its a monster housing estate.

Posted by: broady (14670)   Report abuse
I am told Arthur is still around on the farm in Abram. He must be a good age by now.

Posted by: basil brush (12047) Report abuse
Thanks for that, Dr kipling dolittle

Posted by: TerryW (1700) Report abuse
Pigeons usually find their way home except if injured etc.

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
broady
arthur must be closing 90 or more.

Posted by: broady (14670)   Report abuse
I was certainly thinking nearer 90 than 80.

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
mind you his dad must have been a great age when he passed on.

Posted by: broady (14670)   Report abuse
Owd Charlie. Now he was a character.

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
a family not without tragedy.

Posted by: broady (14670)   Report abuse
Correct. The guy involved used to live next door to me.

Posted by: xenon (103) Report abuse
Just an up-date on the pigeon that had taken up residence in my garden.My husband made a nice ďhouseĒ for it and it settled in quite well. After a lot of detective work, emails and phone calls I finally got in touch with the owner, he arranged for a courier to collect it - he has just left so the pigeon is now on his way back to his eighty one year old owner in the North East,pleased to have it back.

Posted by: momac (10001)  Report abuse
Xenon..I think this quotation applies to you and your hubby.
'Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened.'

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse
they always make their way back home ,even if its with the help of a courier.

Posted by: cindy (5770)   Report abuse

Posted by: xenon (103) Report abuse
The pigeons owner rang us last week to say his pigeon had arrived home safely and in excellent condition and thanked us for taking care of it. Today we received a lovely thank you card from him- itís good to know there are some nice people around still.

Posted by: momac (10001)  Report abuse
You did a good job xenon..there are nice people around and you're one of them.x

Posted by: nanajacqui (2266)  Report abuse

Posted by: chatty (6703)  Report abuse
I used to know a bloke who had a champion homing pigeon, it made him a fortune..........he sold it 84 times.










I'll get mi flat cap

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3612) Report abuse
That pigeon is a very good judge of character, because it could have tapped it's beak on the patio window of someone who likes pigeon pie, or someone who has a big pussy cat

Posted by: basil brush (12047) Report abuse
I wish there was more nice people on here

Posted by: baker boy (14594) Report abuse

 
 
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