14 October 2010

A friendly pigeon in the rain

I was walking to the post office this afternoon when a wet pigeon intercepted my path. It was surprisingly tame and approached within less than a meter of me, especially when I hunkered down under my umbrella to take pictures of it with my iPhone camera.


I also noticed that it had blue bands on both legs.


The post office was right across the street. Has the Postal Service gone back to using carrier pigeons to save money?

3 comments:

Fred Schueler said...

It's a tired-out racing Pigeon. They crop up on nature list-serves all the time.

Anonymous said...

Link to reading the bands.

forestwalk/laura k said...

very cool...will have to check out that link the previous 'anonymous' left...

i think if my mail was delivered by carrier pigeon...that might be a good thing as the 'postman' always mixes up everyone's mail on my street...

bring back the carrier pigeon!!
(he does look a little whipped though...)