They are here! Tiny ones the size of a walnut when they are hatched with noses as big as their heads. They will double and triple in size over the next few days, and will be flying in a month, but for now the weight of their noses still makes their necks wobble. At five days old I will slide the identity bands over their right legs, tagging them for life with the red of 2011. Each year’s color is different, each band unique in the world. Any found pigeon can be searched online and its owner located through this number. Some of these little ones are destined for a special school program in Hamilton, MT, where the children tend a flock of homing pigeons in a mobile loft made from a horse trailer. Jim Jenner, visionary and extraordinary film maker is their mentor.
And some will be flying for you.