A white and black pigeon has taken up residence on the roof of my loft. I do not fly my birds, so this one must have been attracted by their noise and the seed excess that invariably gets tossed outside the wire. I cannot get close enough to see if it has a band yet. It appears strong and healthy. No one I know in the neighborhood keeps birds, but it does not look like the typical feral one would see at the park.
Do I just make it feel at home (leave food and water accessible) or should I try to catch it and either i.d. any band it might have or imprison it since it is apparently "solo"...Not sure what is best. At this point it would be hard to catch.
so that may not be an option anyway! Ideas???