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Outbreak of Avian Influenza in Europe

We have been notified by Defra that “Netherlands has confirmed an outbreak of H5N6 HPAI in 16,000 fattening ducks (4 weeks and 4 days old) in Flevoland region. The virus has been sequenced at the national reference laboratory and appears to be a reassortant between the H5N8 HPAI virus and a N6 LPAI virus, therefore […]

Save the pigeon sport from bird flu

The world governing body for pigeon racing – the FCI – has set up a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of proving that racing pigeons are not susceptible to bird flu. Please read the FCI’s  following press release, and consider lending your support. FCI Press Release 2017 will go down in history as the year […]

GB 2018 Ring Orders

If you pre-ordered your GB18 rings before December, they were all sent out on Friday 1st December. It’s not too late, of course, we are still taking orders and they will be dispatched the same day.  Either complete and send us an order form, along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA, or call […]

RPRA One Loft 2017 Young Birds Auction

The RPRA One Loft Race 2017 Young Bird auction took place during October. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. A full list of the final results is below. Download: Auction 2017 results      

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 […]

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 […]