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I have been looking out for this bird for nearly 10 days now. I didn't feed it the first couple of days as I didn't realise it was lost. Worryingly it spends a lot of time on the ground and goes into bushes if I approach it. It can fly and does so with ease, although it limps a bit. It also spends most of the day on my roof, even in the pouring rain. It does have a ring but I can't get close enough to it to see it. I stopped feeding it in the hope it would fly off but after 3 days it didn't and I felt cruel for starving it. I keep hitting dead ends with rescue centres etc. I am going to Spain for a few months and although my neighbour is happy to feed the bird in my absence I am aware it's not really a wild animal and it's situation isn't ideal. I am in Ely in Cambridgeshire, Uk. If anyone can give me some useful help or advice I would appreciate it.
 

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Thank you for your concern.

The bird is definitely lost and is domestic and used to being housed and fed, please get bird contained asap. SECURE the bird: http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/f20/1...s-incl2cnd-step-post-your-location-38776.html

It is a sitting duck for a hawk attack. Also, the band it has may give information on the owner, so it can be returned. It may also be sick or hurt, since you say it is limping and needs care.

Is it eating? Feed wild bird seed for now and give clean water to drink.

Here is a wonderful UK website with lots of resources to find help. Rescue centers in England: http://www.pigeonrescue.co.uk/rescuecentresinengland.htm

You can also post on facebook link and get quicker response, if needed: http://www.pigeonrescue.co.uk/helpandsupport.htm
 

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Nobody can do anything for the bird all the time it is still flying free.

Only way would be to tempt it down to eat and catch it, or else see where it is at night and if accessible catch in the dark.
 
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