The ‘chicest’ pigeon you’ve ever seen found in Hudson, NY
This bird is drinking tea with its little finger up. Well, if he had a little finger, he would. A Hudson, NY woman recently rescued a bird from her backyard that looks like a cross between a royal prince and Dr. Strange…how did I not know these birds existed in the Hudson Valley? ?
Lost Pigeon in the Hudson Valley, NY
“Does anyone recognize this bird?” the post began, “He appeared on our back porch tonight. He has a tag on his left ankle. He is now sleeping on our porch.” Comments poured in, reveling in the sight of the only pigeon in the world that looks like a wealthy elderly woman living in New York with her two small dogs.
Fancy Pigeon in Hudson, NY
“A fancy pigeon?” observed one commentator. “How cute,” offered another. Surprisingly, the band on the leg of the only bird I’ve seen with a jump collar means it is a fancy pigeon. Literally. A “fancy pigeon”, according to Wikipedia, is just a pretentious way of saying that the bird belongs to a fancier (how many people have this in their dating profile?). So if that just means the pigeon is domesticated, what species is it? The internet also has an answer to this.
The answer was unanimous: the bird that would look at home at Paris fashion week is a Komorner Tumbler Pigeon. First bred for fancy flight tricks, the Komorner Tumbler Pigeon is now just brought to pigeon shows (as it should be). So what’s the fate of this candle bird?
The good news is that the bird is registered with the American Komorner Tumbler Club and is raised with love until the owner is contacted. Want to see more animal rescues? Check out the adorable dog rescued from the depths of a crevasse in Minnewaska and a HORSE rescued from a backyard pool.
City of Newburgh firefighters rescue dog on frozen Hudson River
Lilly the dog needed a little help from Truck 1 and the Newburgh City Fire Department on February 11. Fortunately, she was returned to her owners without injury. Round of ap-PAWS for the City of Newburgh Fire Department for their quick response and heroic efforts.