Last night I saw a pigeon with leg bands on my garage roof. Today, when it was hanging around in the yard I was concerned; we do have four cats besides the others in the neighborhood. So, after catching it, I googled the leg band numbers and learned it was a registered racing pigeon. One email sent and I soon received a phone call from the owner living forty miles away.
Pretty little guy, isn't he? He should have made it home Tuesday and was thin, but otherwise fine. Happily reunited with his home flock.