I was out in woods for first time with my dog, when he spooked a pigeon on the ground, it didnt fly far and landed in a tree. It was a bit obscured by a branch, but i still had a clean enough shot, so i took it.
It was only as i got closer i realised the bugger was tagged. One white tag on its right leg, with some numbers on it. Ive never encountered a tag before, so i didnt look closely at the numbers, but from my searching, most racing/homing pigeons seem to have 2 tags, usually coloured.
I would go back and try and find it,as it seems the decent thing is to contact the owner if possible, but the ground is too thick with cover and the wood looks the same everywhere, so i very much doubt i would be able to.
Felt bad after :\ To make it worse i usually dont bother much with pigeons, just the crows and squirrels/rats im after, but the one time i do
Im just wondering if one White tag means anything diffrent, or is it still just a racing/homing pigeon?
Edited by Thomson, 03 July 2012 - 07:20 pm.