Pigeon Carrier

Peter Clements (WebEditor)

Four of the DSC cruisers were in the middle of the estuary last Sunday minding their own business on a really nice day, when out of a clear blue sky they were joined by a visitor. A totally worn out racing pigeon landed on deck and stayed and stayed and eventually had to be taken ashore in a knapsack.

It had drunk its fill of water offered on board and once in Pensby it cleared all the bird seed on offer too and later went to a local expert for more food and tlc overnight before release next day.

The things you learn out on the Dee, did you know that racing pigeons often have their owner’s telephone number inked on their starboard wing. A phone call would be made to explain him going AWOL