At first she was shy, but obviously not wild. We could get close before she would move away, but she never actually flew.
Can you see how her feathers shimmer pink and green?
Please forgive me if this lovely guest is not female. I really don't know, but, I mean like, honestly, the bird is wearing pink! I'm thinking female and have a fifty percent chance of getting it right! ;-)
We could see a band on her leg. Handsome Husband set a pet carrier on the ground and the gorgeous bird walked right into it as if it were a guest bedroom.
She was very calm, not afraid of us at all. Handsome Husband read the band on her leg and googled the information.
He found that she was part of a homing pigeon group in nearby Northeast Oklahoma. After calling the phone number on the website, a sweet man came by to take her home. He lives only 20 minutes away.
We learned that she was part of a race and had been released in Texas yesterday. She must have gotten slightly off course. Her owner said she probably would have rested with us tonight and then flown home tomorrow. He was so glad Handsome Husband called.
Isn't she pretty?
Goodbye, Lovely Surprise Guest!
We are so glad you stopped by! ;-) -Marci