Hoo-boy, I'm way behind with posting pictures. Here's another set from a few days ago. I've got more from yesterday and today but I just haven't had time to sort through them yet, and we'll be going back again tomorrow. Pictures will be probably dribbling out into next week.
Attendance was much better today! It's the final weekend, folks! Get going!
Update on Wally: Thanks to the diligence of Elizabeth, Pet Detective, Wally has a new home. She called the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC) and found out that the band indicated it was from a local pigeon club for "roller pigeons" (see video below). From there, she googled and found the owner of pigeon supply company in St. Paul that was a member of this club, and he referred her to a guy who kept the master list of the band ID's for the club. The original owner of this bird moved to Arizona, but this list-keeper and pigeon-enthusiast took him in. I'm sure he'll be cared for -- he's with a whole flock of similar pigeons now. So grateful my wife is so persistent. Except when it comes to cleaning the garage. Then, not so much.
State Fair time is always interesting around here. Elizabeth was out watering the lawn and this little fella just comes strolling down the street, walks right past her, and hops up on the neighbors stoop. He's banded and clearly domesticated, so I don't know if he's a state fair refugee or not. I don't think he can fly.
Anyway, with the help of some neighbors we've now got him safely out of the way of the neighborhood cats and he has food & water in a little cage upstairs out of the heat. Flyers have been posted and calls are being made, so hopefully we'll find his home soon.
If not, maybe I'll enter him in next year's fair and see if I can get a blue ribbon... For now, I'm calling him Wally.