January 15, 2021

My Growing Flight of Pigeons

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I always enjoy teaching visitors about the many birds I keep - the peafowl, the Guinea fowl, the geese, the pigeons, and of course my chickens. Most recently, I added four fancy Owl pigeons to my flight from The Wellwood Pigeon Store on Long Island - beautiful white and gray birds that resemble the silver gull in color and markings.

These Owl pigeons join my Homers, Tipplers, Egyptian Swifts, and Syrian Damascenes. They live in a pen adjacent to my peafowl yard and across from my stable. Pigeons have been domesticated for thousands of years and have been kept by people worldwide for their companionship, their sport, and their loyal service. They are fascinating and intelligent creatures. I am so glad my pigeons thrive here at Cantitoe Corners.

Enjoy these photos.