Racing Pigeons often turn up on Scilly looking a little dazed and confused.  They can, on arrival, be very tired and in need of a little help.  Racing Pigeons that end up in Scilly are very lucky to have Ellie Hale (and her family) looking out for them; getting a free stay at Sylina!

Racing Pigeons are recognisable as they have numbered/lettered rings on their legs and are generally pretty friendly and easy to catch.  If fed corn and left to their own devices they may just need to refuel before they carry on their way after a couple of days; however, if they hang around a little longer then they may need assistance as they do not know how to fend for themselves in the wild.

If you find a Racing Pigeon and you think it needs a little TLC then do get hold of Ellie for advice or assistance: