homing pigeon


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Synonyms for homing pigeon

pigeon trained to return home

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In 1982 David Martin, a resident of Surrey (UK), refurbished his home and found the skeleton of homing pigeon 40TW194 in his chimney.
McKerry, from Coundon, near Bishop Auckland, earned the nicknames Boomerang Boy or Homing Pigeon Boy as he always returned home after committing a crime.
A spokeswoman for the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union said: e number of raptor attacks on racing pigeons by sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons are increasing, posing a threat to this traditional pastime.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Homing pigeons, like other birds, are extraordinary navigators, but how they manage to find their way back to their lofts is still debated.
A HOMING pigeon has stunned its owners by flying 3600 miles from Scotland to the US.
Some of these are the dances of honey bees; chimps configuring boxes to be able to reach otherwise unreachable bananas; wasps providing food for their larval-stage offspring at the time of egg laying; the amazing abilities of bats, in spite of our propensity to malign them; a homing pigeon rescuing a lost battalion in WW I (the bird's remains are in the Smithsonian); macaques washing potatoes; and the recreational sex of dolphins.
The homing pigeon, or Rock Dove, has been returning home to help human beings for centuries: in ancient Greece and Italy they were used to carry messages and race in contests.
The movie follows the heroics of a pint-sized pigeon, Valiant (voiced by Ewan McGregor), who lives up to his name and volunteers for duty in the Royal Homing Pigeon Service.
McGregor voices the title role of a small but brave wood pigeon, desperate to do his bit by joining the heroic Royal Homing Pigeon Service.
Just strap it to the homing pigeon and fly it on over?
Valiant," the newest offering from the producer of "Shrek" and "Shrek 2," is a tale of a brave-but-undersized pigeon (voiced by Ewan McGregor) who dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service and serving crown and country during World War II.
Patrick "Pat'' Legor remembers growing up in the Main South area of Worcester 70 years ago, when pigeon racing was a popular sport and about a dozen homing pigeon clubs thrived throughout the city.
RPRA - Royal Racing Pigeon Association WHPU - Welsh Homing Pigeon Union NWHU - North West Homing Union SHU - Scottish Homing Union NEHU - North of England Homing Union
A HOMING pigeon society is celebrating after receiving a pounds 10,000 grant for sophisticated new timing equipment.
But with each homing pigeon costing in the region of pounds 50, he has lost more pounds 7,000 in birds alone, many of which were sitting on eggs to further expand his collection.