Feral Rock Doves, or "(Micky) Streeters" as we used to call them in Hemel Hempstead - a long story, are not particularly high on my favourite garden bird list. They are begrudgingly allowed to feed in, and around, the garden on the basis that my neighbour, Barbara, absolutely loves them and happily feeds them copious amounts of seed every morning. They know what's coming and assemble, en mass, on the partition fence awaiting this daily ritual. Today, whilst outside scanning for additions to the BWKm0 list, I spotted a stranger in their midst. A ringed Racing Pigeon. I grabbed the camera and quickly rattled off a series of shots which have allowed me to get the ring details. Not too sure what to do with the info? Someone out there might be able to point me in the right direction?
There are obviously two rings. The blue one has the code GB 21 F12603. The yellow one is a split ring and might just have a phone number on it. However, the start of the code is obscured by the overlapping plastic so all I've managed to read is ......9 268993. Of course I might be wrong and the yellow ring is a race entry band? The fact that I'm blogging about a bloody pigeon speaks volumes about the local birding to be had today!