I am so upset with myself! We purchased 4 racing pigeons (2 M and 2 F), in Canfield, OH in September. Last month I noticed the female sitting in the nest that I had placed and checked to see if she had any eggs and there were two in there. The male was also taking turns sitting on the nest. Up until yesterday, I had never let them out. It was such a beautiful day though and the sun was shining and I decided to let them stretch their wings (they have room to fly a bit in the shed, but not like they should). I let the lone male out and he looked so beautiful flying around and it made me so happy to see him having the time of his life. I decided to let his buddy try his wings too, thinking that he would come back when it was his turn to sit on the eggs. Well, he apparently isn't as devoted as I thought and I saw them this morning on my garage roof, but haven't seen them since then. I don't think that they would have flown back to Akron after 2 months and with his mate still here, BUT if they still are here and I can't catch them, will she be able to take care of the babies since that is usually a shared task? Hoping for the best!