This pigeon arrived in my yard 5pm June 7th. Vicinity of Foster and Pulaski in Chicago, Illinois. Very large compared to wild pigeons, it has white wings with singlebrown bars. The head and neck are iridescent maroon with green overtones. the breast is grey and the feet are bright red. I have been able to touch it and pet it a little bit but it keeps hopping on to of my canopy and won't let me catch it to read the code on the ankle band although I can see there are numbers on it. The bird is in good shape although some wing feathers are out of place and I'm not sure it can fly well. It gets up to the canopy and down to the pond to drink. It is in a safe area: the yard has a high secure wooden fence, a pond for water, a canopy if it rains (he likes the porch swing!) and I am giving it grain which it is eating. I'll ,continue to try to get ahold of it to get the info off the band meanwhile, if there is a pigeon expert in my area, I could use some help.
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