Bird ring from a racing pigeon

Last week I found some feathers and a bird ring on the plot. My theory is that a pigeon was eating brassicas, and got itself eaten by a fox.

A friend at work let me know about EURING, who coordinate bird ringing throughout Europe and provide this clearing house for ring recoveries, so I reported it. I had a nice email back saying the bird came from Bonnyrigg and that the owner will be informed.

In other news, I was at the RBGE library today (revising for tomorrow’s exam, rather than displacement activity like this). Noticed a couple of societies:

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