I know of racing
pigeons and courier pigeons and there used to be passenger pigeons, so a bird behavior on our little ferry
has made me curious. Could there be commuter pigeons? There seem to be three specific birds that ride the Anderson Island ferry
to Steilacoom and return later like commuters. One very distinctly marked bird takes the 9:30am over and the 4:10pm back and the other two are less particular about schedule and simply go over in the morning and back in the afternoon, sometimes together , sometimes alone. they are met at both ends by other pigeons and they fly away together. But the distinctly marked bird seems to have a mate at both ends of the ride and nests at both terminals. This is in Puget Sound
PNW and I'm curious as to whether this unusual or do birds do this in other parts
of the world as well?