Tagged: pigeons

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Homeless People Suspected of Eating Feral Pigeons

The police in Exeter are investigating claims that some homeless people in the city are capturing and eating pigeons. The police were called after market traders in the town centre witnessed two men stuffing...

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Parisians Unite in defence of pigeons

One person’s favourite bird to feed is another man’s flying rat. Pigeons often prove to be a divisive subject wherever they settle. So, the recent events in Paris should come as no surprise. In...

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How to Deal with Pesky Pigeons

Pigeons are always a contentious issue. Whilst some people enjoy feeding the birds, others view them as flying rats. It is certainly the case that large populations of pigeons in urban areas can wreak...

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Have You Ever Seen a Baby Pigeon?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? How do migrating birds navigate? How exactly did life on Earth begin? These are some of the questions about the natural world which you might have...

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The World’s New Most Expensive Racing Pigeon

In 2013 a Belgian bird was purchased by a Chinese enthusiast for 310,000 euro and became the world’s most expensive racing pigeon. Bolt, named after sprinter Usain Bolt, was the subject of much media...

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The British Homing World Show

Dubbed Crufts for pigeons, the British Homing World Show of the Year has been held at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens for the past 40 years. This year’s event took place in January and 2500 pigeons...

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Don’t Feed The Birds!

When Feeding Birds Could Land You in Jail Feeding wild birds is generally a good thing and so those niger seeds in your back garden are unlikely to land you in hot water, unless...

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Racing Pigeons and Doping

Racing Pigeons and Doping If you heard that an Olympic athlete or a cyclist in the Tour de France had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised. There have...

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Stray Racing Pigeon Reporting – What To Do

Stray Racing Pigeon Reporting If you don’t race pigeons yourself then it can come as a surprise to discover one of these birds on your property. But this is not an unusual occurrence. Racing...