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Birds of KY: Was this a racing pigeon?

At first she thought the pigeon visitor was hurt. But when, after an hour and a good meal it flew off, she thinks it may have been a racing bird. Comments would be welcome

By Gloria Anderson

Gloria Anderson sent two interesting messages about a visiting pigeonAt 11:57amCT, she wrote:

"I have a pigeon in my garden. He appears to be healthy but unable to fly. He has a yellow band on his leg, so he either belongs to someone or is being tracked by someone. I would like to save the little bugger.

We have fed him some chicken feed and he has settled into a pile of old grass. However, the crows are sitting in the trees waiting for his demise, I think. Does anyone know who might raise these birds or someone who could do a rescue of him? I do not have available time at the moment to look after him. My phone number is 270-469-1200. Thanks "--Glora Anderson

Then, at 12:52pmCT, she wrote:

About that pigeon - never mind He was with us all morning in the garden. We fed him chicken feed and water. He was nested in a pile of old grass. I decided to try to get him into a box, so he would be safe and as I reached close to him he flew off to the top of the barn. I read up a little and found that perhaps he is a racing pigeon. Sometimes they will rest before continuing on. Interesting anyway. - Gloria Anderson

Thanks, Gloria Anderson: Perhaps someone can confirm your findings or tell us more. Thanks for letting us know the outcome of the story. -EW

This story was posted on 2012-05-15 13:52:23
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