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Unexpected Dutch Royal Deeside visitors blown over by storms


Dutch Racing pigeons blown over to Royal Deeside

Royal Deeside visitors from Holland blown over by storms

A  valuable Dutch racing pigeon, from a top  award winning  continental pigeon loft was found dead on Royal Deeside in June.    The pigeon; which was released in France was found dead on Royal Deeside after being attacked by a cat..

Racing pigeons went missing all over Holland lrecently due to the extreme weather.    Ironically having survived an extreme flight of hundreds of miles; and extreme weather; this hardy Dutch racing pigeon was killed by a Royal Deeside cat.

The racing pigeon was supposed to fly 571 kilometres from France to Holland but was disorientated by storms.   So this brave racing pigeon covered a huge distance to Royal Deeside instead.      If you find one of these Royal Deeside visitors you should be able to contact the owner from the information on its leg ring.

The Dutch racing pigeons will be exhausted and are obviously vulnerable to cats.   Should you find one it should be easy to catch; and feed.   When it is fit again it should fly back to Holland.

How to feed an  exhausted Dutch racing pigeon:-     Give it water and seeds (bird seeds), dry rice or unsalted peanuts (bird nuts).   Or  better still  contact a local pigeon fancier. When fully recovered the bird will fly home.

This birds identification ring prefix was NL 2013  which indicates it was a Dutch racing pigeon born in 2013.      British racing pigeons will have the prefix GB instead.

To identify the owner go to this Dutch website:-        http://www.npoveenendaal.nl/welkom-bij-de-npo/duif-gevonden     Scroll down below the photo for translation instructions.

Photo shows award winning companion of the dead racing pigeon.

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 “zoek op ringnummer”  you can fill in 2 boxes. The first one is for the year of birth. (eg for NL 2013) you fill in 13.      The second box is for the number .

Clicking on “zoeken” (EN: search), shows the owners phone number
You can also fill in a form, which will be sent to the owners email address.
Fill in the email form and the owner will know where his pigeon is.
Uw naam = your name
Uw emailadres = your email address
Uw telefoonnummer = your phone number
Informatie = please fill in your message to the owner
Verzenden = send this form

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