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Pigeon racing fears in Taunton

RPRA member Michael Templeman fears his birds will be killed by peregrine falcons lured to nest on St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton. Nesting boxes have been placed there to encourage a pair of falcons to return and breed. Michael has lost lots of birds to peregrines over the years. He said “If our birds […]

Racing success for Longshaw Junior School

Pigeon fancying is part of the school curriculum at Longshaw Junior School in Blackburn, and recently their birds took first place in Oswaldwistle Homing Society’s race from Tewkesbury. Seven-year-old Lawson Berry (above) and father Jonathan Berry, who is the deputy headmaster at the school, are two members of the team. Jonathan said: “Some competitors have 40 […]

Hall Associates review of the RPRA

Membership experts Hall Associates Europe were appointed by the RPRA Council to carry out a review of the governance structure of the RPRA and a general review of the Association. Their report makes several recommendations, including amending the structure of the Association Council with the formation of an executive committee. Click on the image right […]

Australian War Animal Memorial

The Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO) is a charity that raises awareness of the deeds and sacrifices that animals have made in warfare. On the 21st July AWAMO – in cooperation with the people of Pozieres – proudly opened the first war animal memorial on the Western Front. This memorial recognises all animals from […]

East Anglian Daily Times on Peregrine Falcons

The East Anglian Daily Times carried an article about the problems with birds of prey and racing pigeons. As a result of a press release from Voice Communications, who work on behalf of the Raptor Alliance, the article particularly covers a call to rehome a family of peregrine falcons living in Colchester’s Jumbo Tower. See […]

One Loft Race 2017 – Final Race

The RPRA One Loft Race 2017 Final Race took place today from Alnwick (235 miles, 898 yards). The birds were liberated at 07.45am into a fresh west wind. Provisional result is as follows: The final results and a full report will appear on the One Loft website.  

One Loft Race 2017 Hot Spot 4

The RPRA One Loft birds were liberated from Brawby Grange, North Yorkshire (162 miles, 1022 yards) at 07:45am this morning; no wind, cleared excellent. Videos of a walk round the trailer and the liberation are here. Over 400 birds were back by 11.15am. Provisional results are below, and Jeremy will upload the full result to […]

CLIC Sargent Pigeon Race for Young Lives

A race featuring birds from clubs across the UK will take place from Coutances in northern France this weekend – Saturday 2nd September – to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The ‘Pigeon Race for Young Lives’ is a sponsored race offering an exciting opportunity to win prizes while raising money to help CLIC Sargent to […]

Play as a carrier pigeon in WW1 game!

Swedish gaming company DICE has produced a World War 1 game – Battlefield 1 – which includes a section in which you play as a carrier pigeon delivering a message to its HQ. Watch the youtube clip of the scene above – it’s pretty awesome!  

One Loft Race 2017 Hot Spot 3

The RPRA One Loft Race young birds were liberated from Bubwith, North Yorkshire, at 0700 this morning, into blue sky with a moderate head wind; they cleared well online. (Distance: 137 miles 231 yards.) A video of the liberation is here. Over 600 of the 859 birds were back by 2.00pm, and the first arrivals are […]