There was a dead pigeon on the front gardentoday, I have taken it and put it in the garage as there are many cats, foxes and corvids around that would take it away.
The bird has two rings a white one that is blank and a blue one with GB and numbers on. I presume from this that the bird is probably a racing pigeon. I want to contact something like the pigeon fanciers society or similar to report the bird so the owner will know what has happened to it.
I am just off to google this too, but if anyone knows of a suitable society in the UK that I can email/phone can you let me know please.
I filled in the online form to report the deceased pigeon and recieved an automated reply. Later a new email to say the bird I found was from Lincoln, to dispose of the remains and that they would let the owners know.
It is a shame poor bird died but at least the wners will now know what happend to their bird, it was beautiful and feathers were immaculate so it was obviously well looked after. I would hate to think of some little kid waiting for his favourite bird to come home and not know what had happended.
Aww! Poor pigeon! Well done for letting the owners know though. I keep a few pigeons and a stray racing pigeon found its way into my shed last week. She had a phone number ring on so I rang and told her owner I'd feed her for a few days. Turns out she'd flown from Le Mans in France and had got blown over my direction by strong winds in the channel! (I'm on the Isle of Wight). She hung around with my pigeons for a week and continued on her way this morning... so there are happy endings for pigeons after all... providing she makes it home to Kent... Fingers crossed for her!
Apparently it is not unusual for pigeons to have a rest on route, it said on the site that if you find a 'stray' to leave it and it is likely to be on its way if a few days. That's what the site said anyway. The ring on the bird I found was just a code no contact information for the owner on it.
I can't say I blame the poor bird for having a rest, she'd come a long way! Lol! She followed my birds into the shed so I shut her in with them at night and let her out again with them in the mornings (there are a lot of birds of prey and cats around here, otherwise I wouldn't have shut her in at all). She left of her own accord after about a week but I was surprised she stayed so long. She must of been pretty pooped out to rest that long!