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‘Sprint’ is probably the fastest most  powerful pigeon we have.  However, he tends to spend some nights away from home.  I have no idea where he goes… Unfortunately, it means I can’t use him for Project Bird’s Eye.  

I have added a new page.  I chose Neubronner as the name of the loft, named after the pioneer of aerial photography using pigeons.  Have a look and check again for updates.  I hope you find it interesting – even if you have no interest in pigeons.  

I’ve been thinking and planning this since last summer. I can’t wait for the potentially fascinating findings.

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I was asked by intlxpatr if our white pigeon, Softmint, is my favourite.  I explained that I prefer the “ugly grey ones” and she asked for a good photograph of one.  This is an old photograph, from October 2008, of one of our homer pigeons returning home.  It doesn’t look any nicer, nothing can do that, but I hope you agree that a nice moment was captured.

They may not be good acrobats, nor particularly attractive – in fact they’re quite boring – but the way homing pigeons navigate and fly home is impressive every time.

 

The weather is finally breaking.  I spend ten minutes now and then feeding our pigeons on the roof.  This was the first sunrise worth photographing.  I took this last Thursday.  Today started off as a lovely morning with some drizzle, but unfortunately it turned into a very dusty day.  Patience Kuwait! A few more days and we will get there.

A few of our pigeons are lazy.  They spend most of their time inside the loft – and only step out for a sun-bath and a stretch.  The homing pigeons on the other hand are like little athletes.  Three of them are on their morning sprint before breakfast. They fly for about ten minutes at lightning speed. They are now getting used to our house and will soon be ready for their first trip! Can’t wait.

Zaajil by you.

I did not expect homing pigeons to be so different from their fancy cousins.  The way they look around, stand, fly and think is astounding.  I’ve sold 6 birds and replaced them with homers.  They’re getting used to their new home ready to fly in September.