"Blue pigeon" is slang in England for the lead used to seal metal roofs. Thieves steal the lead to sell much as copper wiring is stolen from houses in the USA. Someone performing the thievery is said to "fly the blue pigeon".
From the top of Kitchen Mesa one views Ghost Ranch below and across in the distance is Georgia's Pedernal.
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