Yesterday we found an injured, bloodied pigeon sheltering by mums conservatory. I approached it and at the very last second it flew off. Next door neighbour suspected it was her cat who had caused its injuries as she had seen it prowling.
Today while visiting again we saw another pigeon in the exact same place but no visible injuries this time. I approached it with a towel and it made a feeble attempt to move but I was able to catch it easily. It has a ring on its leg and seemed ok with being handled was quite calm. I brought it home with me as I wasn't sure it was safe with the cat next door being out and about.
It is safe in a box now and has had a drink of water but doesn't seem interested in the bird seed as yet.
I have the details from the leg ring.
Red ring reads GB 22D 92765
Blue ring reads 07398 402285.
Any advice please?
In reply to rspbailey:
In reply to tuwit:
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
As it is two days later, might be too late. But I personally wouldn’t be handling birds at this time. However, main reason I am typing is that I also wouldn’t be contacting rpra anymore. I have done so twice previously, (one predated, one alive). As Pete said, they are not interested, and in both cases, couldn’t be bothered to say so. All that happened was me putting in the effort of a one way conversation letting the pigeon owner know they needed to get a replacement.
In reply to ItisaRobbo:
One so called owner told me to catch the bird and wring its neck as,if it couldn't find its way home, it was no bl***y good to him for breeding stock. My reply would probably get me banned from the forum
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