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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 17th January, 2022)

Flown the coop


Flown the coop
A homing pigeon which has attached itself to a flock of feral pigeons which feeds in our garden.

Photo: David Long  (Sony DSC-RX10M3)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 17th January 2022 at 07:29

David, we had a homing pigeon do exactly the same a few years ago. I got in touch with a pigeon website & it was traced to an owner in Holland. The pigeon spent a good few days with us & then flew away, I hoped he had flown home.

Comment by: Mick on 17th January 2022 at 07:39

Rev, they have just had Pigeon show at the Blackpool Winter Gardens, so it could be one of theirs that missed its transport home.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2022 at 07:54

He must have wanted to see how the other half live... Aw!

Comment by: PeterP on 17th January 2022 at 08:00

Catch the pigeon catch the pigeon to-day. Some one is missing their prized pigeon.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 17th January 2022 at 09:48

PeterP - I've tried - I had pigeons when I was a lad, and thought I could coo him close enough to take corn from me... but I've obviously lost my touch.
At the moment he's having to fight for his food against a pheasant that's just landed.

Comment by: john on 17th January 2022 at 09:57

vermin with wings do not feed

Comment by: Poet on 17th January 2022 at 10:52

Call me Boris . Pigeon at the head of this flight .

Last night I did not sleep so soft
For fear I would not guide us safely
To the homely loft ,
But airborne now I'm beginning to relax ,
And I can focus upon the task in hand .

I can tell you our journey's not such a quiet one
As we coo and fuss on our overhead passage.
" Are you sure this is the right way , Boris !
Should we not have turned left
Beyond that river there ? ".
You see I'm not short of backseat drivers .

So we arrow over the torrid blue ,
The wind lifting from the south ,
The horizon curves
And something in my brain
Tells me this is the way .
Yet still I have a nagging doubt .
I hope I'm not the first who fails to get us there .

Regards Boris . Pigeon at the head of this flight .

Comment by: Maureen on 17th January 2022 at 10:59

It's got a heart ..please feed.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th January 2022 at 11:25

"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag".
What a lovely, intelligent expression it has.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 17th January 2022 at 13:05

The pigeon will be ok unless it meets the Flanders Pigeon Murderer.

Comment by: Mick on 17th January 2022 at 14:29

We don’t get a lot of those common pigeons in Shevington, mostly pedigree collared doves they are beautiful birds.

Comment by: Maureen on 17th January 2022 at 14:45

Mick,stop talking rubbish.

Comment by: Joan on 17th January 2022 at 16:01

Maureen its not Mick who is making some of the comments on these photos, he says it some of those trouble making people using his name who come from the rejects website.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th January 2022 at 16:28

With regard to Joan's comment, I can actually believe what she has put re "Mick's" post. I know Mick has made some remarks in the past re Shangri-La Shevy which have got our backs up, but somehow that remark under his name about " not getting common pigeons but pedigree doves in Shevington" just doesn't ring true. I have not often stood up for Mick, but If someone from another site IS doing this it is despicable.

Comment by: Maureen on 17th January 2022 at 17:08

Joan,I'll leave it there.

Comment by: Anne on 17th January 2022 at 17:38

Maybe that person speaking of collard doves hasn’t seen any, I haven’t seen any in Winstanley for years, once they were very common.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2022 at 17:54

It doesn't seem like Mick's grammar either. He would have said "them pigeons". Also
" pedigree collared doves" doesn't sound like Mick. He would have said " there pedigree collared doves" !

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th January 2022 at 19:28

You're right there, Dolly. The person impersonating him, (if we're correct in that assumption), may have better grammar than Mick, but his/her behaviour is way back in the babies' class, (as we used to call the Infants' dept.).

Comment by: Veronica on 17th January 2022 at 21:52

Definitely one thing in Mick's favour is his grammar Irene...it's saved him for once....;~))

Comment by: DTease on 19th January 2022 at 20:14

This pigeon is on the run from the law. He normally lives on a bungalow roof in Aspull. He was arrested by the Flying Squad for defecating on next door’s patio. The police describe him as a well known stoolpigeon.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th January 2022 at 14:09

I've got two pigeons on my roof who play football with the moss. Every day I have to go out and pick moss balls up. I wish they'd transfer to another roof/club.

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