Friday, 31 May 2013

Update on the visiting Racing Pigeon...............................................................

About 4 weeks ago I posted about the Racing/Homing pigeon that had been hanging around Mandys dads garden for a few days.
I thought it would have disappeared after resting up.

Well almost a month later and guess what?.... it's still here!

I had a few comments on the last post advising the fact that if it returned to it's owner it may well have had it's neck rung... and to feed it to encourage it to stay.

 Well that's exactly what we did and it has now taken shelter in the coal shed... free to come and go when it wants... it does have a fly around during the day. 

The word must have spread about the hospitality at Valley Cottage... this Muscovy Duck wandered into the garden from the river just over a week ago... and has also taken residence in the garden.
I hope to take more images over the weekend and will try to capture the "odd couple" together.
Enjoy your weekend.

Linking to Camera Critters and The Bird D'pot

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love them both! glad they have found a good home!

SweetPotatoMayas said...

Oh how fun! They both seem very pleased and comfortable. So cute :)

Carole M. said...

good luck for the pigeon; I guess there was a time it was pretty forlorn, being 'lost'? That Muscovey looks like it's parents were a mixed breed

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I guess the pigeon wanted to retire from racing. Looks like he picked a good spot for a retirement home.

Sharon Whitley said...

ah he seems quite happy in his new home and the duck too!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images of pigeon of great clarity.

Snap said...

You have opened a B&B for birds! Mother Nature thanks you! Happy critter day!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty pigeon and the duck is cool looking. Great visitors and photos.

Karen said...

Great shots of your new residents!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The pigeon is a beautiful bird.

VioletSky said...

I've never seen a homing pigeon (that I know of) and often wondered how much different they looked form the regular pigeons - who can look very different from each other.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

bailey-road.com said...

What beautiful and interesting new residents you have in your garden! I'm glad they've found a friendly and safe haven.

Saun said...

Love them! Glad they fou d a home :)

Gary said...

Must be the fine hospitality. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Awesome close-up photos!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos!

Harley Wilde said...

I like the birds. good post.

Susan said...

How awesome! I'm glad they both found a good home. Interesting duck, I've never seen one colored that way. Great photos Andrew!