Friday, April 16, 2004

Walking Pigeon picked up

The pigeon owner from the nearby village of Metcalfe, Ontario, called and dropped by to pick up the bird. Apparently his pigeons have been watched by a goshawk causing many pigeons to flee, which this female did. The bird expended so much energy flying without replenishment that its muscle mass was so depleted that it could no longer fly. The fancier will keep her now for breeding purposes.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Walking Pigeon

I have found a live pigeon walking about on my property today. It had a band with the markings CU OTT 2003 3397. It has been here several days but I never noticed the bands until now. The bird seems healthy in that it rests on one leg, has good droppings and seems interested in the food. It does not fly well so it has been walking a lot. The breastbone is quite bare so it may be emaciated to some extent. I have captured it easily and put it in a small cage to protect it from predators including our cats.

Sent an email with this information to for Canadian Racing Pigeon Union, requesting them to contact the owner. Determined that the pigeon belonged to the Centennial Homing Club which is local. Club contact information is in my planner.

Monday, April 12, 2004

The Really Great

" Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great."

-Mark Twain.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Conservation Land

Began looking into the Conservation Land Tax Incentive program. There are 16 acres at the rear of the property that qualify as conservation land according to the tax form.