Daily Archives: June 8, 2011

Lost Homing Pigeon?


IMG_3374-1 We have seen this fairly tame pigeon hanging out in Harrier Meadow the past several days.

It has a green band on its left leg but no numbers or letters on it.

We have sent an e-mail to the Lyndhurst Homing Pigeon Club to see if they know anything about it.

Anyone have any other ideas what to do next?


Tuesday Teaser Answered

P1040151Tuesday's Teaser is a Hermit Thrush. A little tricky because you can't see the whole bird.  

Interesting to compare him to last week's mystery bird, the Brown Thrasher.

This bird participated in the NJMC's banding project earlier this spring.

P1040149We have included a photo of its beautiful rufous tail as a clue.

This bird may well have been Thoreau's favorite, although some think Henry D. was referring to this bird's cousin when he wrote: "Whenever a man hears it he is young, and Nature is in her spring; wherever he hears it, it is a new world and a free country, and the gates of Heaven are not shut against him."