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BBC Little Questions: Why Don't You Ever See Baby Pigeons?
Offbeat  (tags: BBC Earth, pigeons, baby, squabs, fledglings, interesting, off-beat, wildlife )

- 371 days ago -
BBC Earth sets out to answer those little, inconsequential questions that secretly bother us all. We see them old & hobbling, mature & wise, young & foolish, playing a game of proverbial chicken with the oncoming traffic. Yet we never see their babies.
British Pigeons Racing for New Homes in China
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, racing, British, China, contest, UK )

- 1162 days ago -
For Wyncroft Girl, her finest sporting moment came when she beat a field of more than 45,000 competitors in the largest contest of its kind in the UK.
Trapped Pigeons Rescued By Three Emergency Vehicles
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, rescue, fire engines, police, birds, humans )

- 1208 days ago -
Three trapped pigeons were rescued by two fire engines, a police car and the RSPCA on a Durham high-street.
Pink Pigeon in London Baffles Bird Experts
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, pigeons, birds )

- 1533 days ago -
Pink pigeon has been spotted in Ealing, London, leaving bird experts baffled by its extraordinary colouring.
Pigeons: Dark Feathers Reveal Secret to Healthy Birds
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, birds, pigeons, dark pigment, immune system, health, wildlife )

- 2029 days ago -
Darker coloured pigeons are healthier, researchers in France have discovered. A study of urban pigeons in central Paris has shown that birds with higher levels of the dark pigment melanin have stronger immune systems. They are also better able to
Pigeons Sniff Their Way Home With Right Nostril
Offbeat  (tags: Birds, Pigeons, journey, nostrils, sniff, messages, drugs )

- 2092 days ago -
Pigeons can find their way home from hundreds of miles - an ability that fascinates scientists and has led to their use in carrying messages and even smuggling drugs.
Sandy's Story About Pigeon Shoots
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pigeons, shoots )

- 2137 days ago -
And yet...I am not crushed, but coddled. Instead of vile laughter, gentle voices encourage me to hold on - to cling to life. They call us beautiful and carry as many of us as they can from this blood-soaked field.
The "Human' Nature of Pigeons
Offbeat  (tags: humans, pigeons qualities, pigeons, bonding love, special )

- 2183 days ago -
Pigeons are highly intelligent birds and model parents. Their hearts and minds are akin to our own. Pigeons have keen eyes and versatile perceptions. They can fly over 90 miles an hour and find their way home from thousands of miles away.
Taking Aim at Pennsylvania Pigeon Shoots
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, pigeons )

- 2226 days ago -
Countless hunters are currently taking to the fields to blast songbirds from the sky and poison the earth with lead. Meanwhile, some shooters in Pennsylvania can't even be bothered to go after birds in the wilderness. No, they prefer killing semi-tame
Never Walk On By
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, wildlife, injured, help, advocates, helping, compassion )

- 2231 days ago -
While rushing to an early-morning tennis game, I spotted a pigeon in the middle of the sidewalk. I've lived in New York for years and rescued lots of birds in trouble, so I knew that this pigeon needed
Pigeon Droppings Cut Concert Short
Offbeat  (tags: americans, animals, bizarre, environment, funny, goodnews, humans, humor, interesting, news, off-beat, odd, performance, unusual, celebrities, pigeons, musician )

- 2282 days ago -
Kings of Leon abruptly stopped their concert on Friday because pigeons began raining down tokens of affection on the band. Daily Mail explains: Jared Followill (bassist) had been hit several times already when a particularly large splat landed on his face
I'Ll Teach You to Steal My Nuts: The Moment Squirrel Went Into Battle With Pigeon Over Food
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, squirrels, pigeons )

- 2338 days ago -
It was not quite the Rumble in the Jungle. More the Brawl on the Lawn. But this feisty squirrel put up a fight Muhammed Ali would have been proud of when a pigeon tried to steal his nuts.
Standing With Pigeons Against Mike Tyson
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pigeons, Mike Tyson, environment, protection )

- 2401 days ago -
The photo on the cover of PETA's recent Annual Review shows how loving and devoted pigeons are. In fact, they could teach the "Moral Majority" a thing or two: They mate for life, and both parents share in the care and nurturing of their young.
Mike Tyson, Race Yourself!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pigeons, Mike Tyson, cruelty, racing, environment, protection )

- 2414 days ago -
While we would never knock someone's love for these intelligent birds, Tyson's claim to care about pigeons is rather incredulous given that he chooses to tout using them in a "sport" that--like horseracing--exposes them to danger and death. In a typical
Investigation of Pennsylvania Pigeon Hunt Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, pigeons, shooting, environment, protection, death )

- 2415 days ago -
A Pennsylvania district attorney took campaign funds from an organization which promotes killing live pigeons in contests, and then refused to allow the prosecution of animal cruelty charges against a gun club that hosts pigeon shooting contests

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