August 15, 2019

A Visit with My Fancy Pigeons

My pigeons continue to thrive here at my Bedford, New York farm.

If you follow this blog regularly, you may know I have about two dozen fancy pigeons. I’ve had them for two-and-a-half years. Many of the birds were featured in the well known New York City “Fly by Night” performance by artist Duke Riley and were members of Duke’s personal flock. Others were borrowed or rescued from pigeon fanciers for the performance. And now, a small group of them lives here at my farm in a protected enclosure adjacent to my peafowl pen. Pigeons are actually very fascinating. They have been domesticated for thousands of years and have been kept by people worldwide for their companionship, their sport, and their loyal service. Caring for these birds is a nice way to pay tribute to the pigeon and to learn all about these intelligent and wonderful creatures.

Here are some photos - enjoy.