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  • ‘Stray’ pigeon in our garden……
  • Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    about a week ago we saw that a pigeon was stood in the corner of our gazebo, and wouldnt move. thought it may be injured, or couldnt fly or something, so left a bit of seed and water next to it and thought we’d see if it just flew off after a while. it didnt. what it did do was leave loads of shite in the corner which will probably have set like concrete and rotted the wood by now 😀

    anyways, it seemed to disappear for a few days, but then we found it behind the wooden corner unit in there, seemingly trapped as there wasnt any room to fly out.
    moved the unit, let it come out and eventually it disappeared. its now back.

    the fact that it does seem able to fly a little, but not ever so well seems to imply its not at deaths door or owt, but we’re keen to get rid, if only for the cessation of shit in the gazebo.

    it seems to have coloured rings on its legs. does this mean its a homing pigeon or something like that? mebbes not well enough to fly home, or lost?
    and no, we’re not going to shoot it, sky rats, vermin etc etc…..

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    pie

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    https://www.rpra.org/stray-reporting/

    thanks. tried to slowly hold it but it moves away and then flies a short distance away. i can see theres a phone number on one ring but i cant see the last 3 numbers 😀

    this is going to be fun…..

    Premier Icon orangespyderman
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    I suspect if it’s a homing pigeon that isn’t homing, the end that is reserved for it won’t be a particularly glorious one anyway…

    Premier Icon bails
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    Can you throw a sheet or something over it to stop it flying away?

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    managed to see the last 3 digits of the phone number on its tag, and have made contact with the owner.

    hes in cheltenham, we’re in lincoln 😀 so……hes not rushing over for it.

    he said best thing to do is not feed it, leave it some water and hope he goes on his merry way. he’ll ring us in 3 days time (the owner, not the pigeon).

    thanks

    Premier Icon timdrayton
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    Our tiny dog once overcame his intimidation by the dirty pigeons sufficiently to chase one…

    It flew straight into our house and knocked itself out.

    Upon waking it wasnt right, staggering about and unable to fly.

    My wife immediately set about making it comfortable, box, seed, water fluffy bed etc and rang the rspca.

    Who were round next day to take it away, citing brain damage, and advising they would treat it.

    I knowingly nodded and made kneck wringing gestures whilst walking them to the van.

    To be told they would treat and scan the pigeon and let us know the outcome.

    Which I wholeheartedly didnt believe until they rang us back the next day with a full update… its probably in a bed next to schumacker on life support to this day.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Years ago we had one roosting on the Sky dish, didn’t help that the neighbours kept feeding it. Use to go out and try and scare it off with the hosepipe. Nothing worked and it was playing havoc with the Sky signal every night.
    Builder caught it in a box so we drove it 10 miles away and let it go. It bet us home.
    Managed to catch it again and took it to Cleethorpes with the idea that it would mix with all the others.
    Armed with a loaf of bread we managed to entice a big flock of them, opened the box. It jumped out and we legged it.
    Big sigh of relief when we got home and it wasn’t waiting for us.
    Neighbours still think it just flew away

    Premier Icon jd13m
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    what is it with pigeons and solid objects? one flew straight across our garden at full tilt and crashed into the house wall, suffice to say it was joining Speckled Jim and his friend the Norwegian Blue after that……

    Premier Icon ads678
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    We get loads flying into our bedroom window, stupid feckers.

    The kids call the mark that gets left behind our weeping angle!

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    weeping angle

    What acute thing to say…

    Premier Icon willard
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    Stop being obtuse CFH.

    We had a homing pigeon turn up at the drop zone over summer. If you are a racing pigeon owner, one thing you do not want to have happen is one of your pigeons near bored skydivers… It got fed, fussed, entertained for three days before the owner was contacted and came and got it. It liked us so much it kept walking inside the club house. I believe there may have been plans to take it up in the jump plane at one point.

    Premier Icon jd13m
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    What acute thing to say…

    not at all obtuse then ?

    beaten to it 🙂

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