Owl in The Pigeon Coop

Weird Looking Pigeon ?

 I had a uninvited visitor to my pigeon coop this morning. A Barred owl had got in through the trap door and freaked out the pigeons that were relaxing inside. What’s interesting is I think the two pigeons died of a heart attack or stress because I only found one small wound on one of the birds.

Barred Owl In Pigeon Coop


Pigeons have quite a few natural predators but owls are not one of them typically. The reason is owls are nocturnal and only come out at night to hunt and homing pigeons have horrible night vision and will do everything in their power to get back to the coop and get on their perch before it gets dark.