Single pigeon in Old Farm
For the past 2 weeks we have had a green banded pigeon hanging around our condo. Anyone missing one? Or know why he/she would be here?
Sounds like a lost, hungry homing pigeon. I would buy him a snack (dove food available at any pet store).
If the pigeon seems very tame, it was probably someone's pet. Let us know?
If you can get a look at the numbers on his band, look it up and it will bring you to where he is from. My boyfriend did this a few months ago with a pigeon I found where I work.
Thank you great info...unfortunately he is too high (sits on a roof, or on the wood beams above our deck. I can see a green band.. But that is all. Will keep trying. Maybe the food will draw him closer.
maybe take a pix with zoom to try to see more on the tag - the color means something though I don't know what.............
Also, a shallow dish with about 1.5 inches of water, Bernadette, would be good for him. If you would like me to come over with my long lens to photograph the numbers on his band let me know.
HOW TO READ THE PLASTIC OR METAL IDENTIFICATION RING OR LEG BAND
The letters on the band will tell you the origin of the bird. (EXAMPLE BAND BELOW)
Say... the band number reads, NPA 7 07 AT 1089
The ( NPA ) means it originated from the National Pigeon Association.
The (7) is the band size.
The (07) is the year the pigeon was born.
The (AT) is the band alphabetical sequence.
The (1089) is a unique serial number for identifying that individual bird
As Promised here is the contact information for various organizations that provide pigeon leg bands
NPA = NATIONAL PIGEON ASSOCIATION. Contact NPA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to email us the band number so that we can locate the original owner for you.
IF = INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ORG.www.ifpigeon.com
AU = AMERICAN RACING PIGEON UNION ORGANIZATION www.pigeon.org
CU = CANADIAN PIGEON UNION www.canadianracingpigeonunion.com
IPB = INDEPENDENT PIGEON BREEDERS www.foyspigeonsupplies.com
NBRC = NATIONAL BIRMINGHAM ROLLER CLUB www.nbrconline.com
If the pidgeon is too high, u better find out what he
Is on before u tackle him. He could be dangerous.
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