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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 10, 2011 10:52 PM CST
What a great project! Great fun, too!

Good going...

I hope those birds thank you for your generosity, too~

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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Oct 11, 2011 2:32 AM CST
What a fun thing to do, Lee Anne!
Thanks for sharing.
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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Oct 11, 2011 9:03 AM CST
Very nice story!
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
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threegardeners
Oct 11, 2011 2:44 PM CST
It really was a wonderful day!

The pigeons are super happy. The man who helped DH has mentioned that he knows a fellow that wants to get rid of some Old German Owl pigeons...they aren't up to show standards...so it looks like we're getting 12 more to keep those 2 company.

I had a shelf in the garage made out of 2 x 4's that I wasn't using so DH took it apart. Those five 2 x 4's were ripped and turned into ten 2 x 2's.

Wonder if chickens would be happy out there with the pigeons Whistling
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Oct 16, 2011 10:38 AM CST
Lee Anne, how wonderful this is! I have seen that photo of the pigeon on your head before, but the coop story is new to me. Loved reading it.

Oh, and the new show pigeons are so gorgeous!
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Oct 16, 2011 10:41 AM CST
Thanks Nancy! The "show" pigeons are kind of rescues too...since they aren't up to show standards they would have been destroyed Crying

But now they're safe and happy!!
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Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Oct 16, 2011 11:19 AM CST
Beauties! You're a peach for saving them.

My neighbors aren't thrilled, but I feed the sparrows and pigeons every morning. They wait on the rooftops for me to come out at 8 am, and when they see the back door open, they zoom in. They know the routine. Bread cubes on the cement bench, then wild bird seed on the driveway. There must be close to 100 of them who eat at Nancy's every morning.

Throughout the day, whenever I open the back door there's a handful of sparrows and/or pigeons waiting for me. But I've also had visits from a couple of cardinals and wrens and finches. Oh, and squirrels. But I have peanuts for them sometimes.

The pigeons have landed on the bowl in my hand sometimes. I am a sucker for most any wild creature. Just like you are.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 23, 2011 2:25 PM CST
What a wonderful story and bless you for taking care of those sweet birds.

Love ALL the photos, except for maybe the umm....woops! Ouch!

I was thinking how odd that you were able to eat Thanksgiving outside as I knew you were from Canada and then duh, I remembered you all celebrate much earlier. Thumbs up

Great story, great photos, wonderful you...

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