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He/she's been hanging around our place for about a week now (near Tarves, Aberdeenshire). Seems quite content. Not exactly tame, but certainly not wild. I don't know the first thing about homing pigeons, but thought this might be one because of the rings and colouring. I haven't been able to contain it, or get a good look at the rings (otherwise I would have made a proper stray report). All I know is what's in these photos (follow link to album):

 

http://imgur.com/a/orakZ

 

I don't fancy anyone's chances of catching it. Seems far too flighty. But you might have tricks I don't know about :)

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He/she's been hanging around our place for about a week now (near Tarves, Aberdeenshire). Seems quite content. Not exactly tame, but certainly not wild. I don't know the first thing about homing pigeons, but thought this might be one because of the rings and colouring. I haven't been able to contain it, or get a good look at the rings (otherwise I would have made a proper stray report). All I know is what's in these photos (follow link to album):

 

http://imgur.com/a/orakZ

 

I don't fancy anyone's chances of catching it. Seems far too flighty. But you might have tricks I don't know about :)

 

yes its a racing pigeon , looks to be a grizzle hen

best way I know to catch it would be to get a cardboard box turn it upside down

prop it up with a stick and put broth mix under the box

tie string round the stick then holding the other end of the string when the bird goes to feed

pull the string thus capturing the bird under the box

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Looks like an RPRA 2015 rung pigeon. Plastic clip ring on the same leg may have a phone number. The ring on the other leg is its timing ring. This records its arrival at the loft. :)

 

yes its a racing pigeon , looks to be a grizzle hen

best way I know to catch it would be to get a cardboard box turn it upside down

prop it up with a stick and put broth mix under the box

tie string round the stick then holding the other end of the string when the bird goes to feed

pull the string thus capturing the bird under the box

 

Either that or have it enter a pheasant cage, use the string to close the door. :)

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JSP,

I notice your details say 'not a pigeon person'. Hahaaaaaa thats the way we doo folk entice you none believers into our clan. Send a frail looking lady bird ta sit on ya roof for you to catch, and then the next thing is you are hooked, building a loft, breeding winners and a fully fledged Doo man. Your doomed, your doomed. :emoticon-0136-giggle:

 

But thanks for caring about your visitor.

 

:drinking-coffee-200:

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