My brother in law has a white pigeon/dove sitting on his roof it has been there since early this morning. they have given it food and water and was wondering how to call it down to read it leg band does anyone have a suggestion?
The best way is to get it after dark because they see poorly without light. You want to be careful not to spook it so it flies off and can't see where it's going. If you put a ladder up to the roof to get it, take a pillow case to put the bird in so it won't get away from you on the climb down the ladder.
He can try putting some food and water on the ground to see if the pigeon will come down. BTW, where are you located? I'm missing a pale yellow (almost white) roller pigeon with one red band and one green one.