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?

Bernadette Bernadette
Jun '14

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?

Rebecka Rebecka
Jun '14

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.

Wild Angel Wild Angel
Jun '14

this may help http://www.npausa.com/foundpigeon.htm

5catmom 5catmom
Jun '14

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.

Bernadette Bernadette
Jun '14

maybe take a pix with zoom to try to see more on the tag - the color means something though I don't know what.............

5catmom 5catmom
Jun '14

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.

Rebecka Rebecka
Jun '14

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 secretary@npausa.com 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

5catmom 5catmom
Jun '14

If the pidgeon is too high, u better find out what he
Is on before u tackle him. He could be dangerous.

Ricoh
Jun '14

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