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Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 16:08   #1
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Possible bird ring?

Hi,

I found this with my metal detector today in central Scotland.
Thought it might be a birds and may be of interest to you.
Might you be able to ID it?

There was nothing else near it, no bones, it was about 4" down on a pasture field.

Ive sat it on a pound coin to indicate size.

thanks,

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Old Sunday 15th January 2012, 17:05   #2
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It is a bird ring but i think its probably from a racing Pigeon rather than a wild bird.
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Old Monday 16th January 2012, 09:08   #3
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Adam is right - the SU99 I believe denotes the a bird ringed from the Scottish Homing Union.

http://www.nationalpigeonassociation...rds/4526937672

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Old Monday 16th January 2012, 10:41   #4
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Thanks, I have contacted them
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Old Thursday 19th January 2012, 17:16   #5
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No wonder that there were no bones around. Referring to their website the pigeon was born in 1999, that´s a lot of time for decaying.
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