homing pigeon


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homing pigeon

any breed of pigeon developed for its homing instinct, used for carrying messages or for racing
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On the outskirts of London, Susan Shepherd helps her grandfather fly their homing pigeons in support of the British war effort.
In this photo taken on March 28, 2019, an employee of Philippine pigeon homing association tags a pigeon taking part in the MacArthur competition, the longest homing pigeon race in the Philippines, in Manila.
Matthew Graves' family have kept homing pigeons for many years which were kept at his late father Gwyn's home in Pwllypant, Caerphilly.
Pit Stop He sat on the wall, staring down at me, An appealing look in his eyes I could see, A ring on his leg I noticed straight away, A homing pigeon had come our way.
He had a passion for racing pigeons and was a longtime member of The Worcester Homing Pigeon and CMC Club in Springfield.
Ex-juvenile offender Shaun Andrew McKerry, dubbed Boomerang Boy or Homing Pigeon Boy in his youth, picked the wrong target when he burst into Shildon Post Office and Stores at 8pm on March 15.
Recently, a Christian woman in Maine told me that I am like a homing pigeon, and that even after many years away I will know how to fly back to my home in Israel.
Now the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Society is demanding a change in the law so members can take measures to protect their birds from hawks.
In a previous year, a homing pigeon was wing-clipped and smeared with poison to make an easy target for peregrines to catch and be poisoned, leading to fears a child could die if they came into contact with the bird.
A HOMING pigeon has stunned its owners by flying 3600 miles from Scotland to the US.
The American Racing Pigeon Union and the International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers lent their aid to the drive.