Banded Feral Pigeon

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Subject: Banded Feral Pigeon
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:20:48 +0000
Sort of points to the strangeness of the name of "Feral Pigeon", when as Con
suggests, it would be a domestic one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Con Boekel 
Sent: Tuesday, 26 July, 2016 9:52 AM
Subject: Banded Feral Pigeon

Hi Chris

Racing pigeons are usually significantly bigger than the normal run of
Rock Doves. The silver band may be the device that is used to clock the
bird in once it reaches its destination. Usually some birds get lost or
tired when there is a racing release. After our extreme recent winds and
antarctic temperatures this bird may have been blown off course. My
experience is that they usually move on once they have they have
recuperated so if the bird looks OK it will look after itself.



On 7/26/2016 9:15 AM,  wrote:
> A large feral pigeon had turned up in our garden. It has a broad silver
band on its left leg. Why might that be? Should I be reporting it to
> Chris Ledger

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