This little chap, called Percy and belonging to Bernard Chambers of Cannock, Staffs, was entered in a race from Fougeres on 9th June, but unfortunately didn’t make it home.
Rather than flying the 303 miles back to Cannock, it would appear that he landed on a ship and enjoyed a leisurely cruise across the Atlantic, turning up in Quebec, Canada, some 3072 miles from his loft!
He’s been taken in by a pigeon fancier of 50 years, Michel Gosselin, who said the bird was in pretty poor shape when they found him, but he’s doing better every day and now looking healthy. He is currently making himself at home in Michel’s Villa du Sud loft (below).
Here is a video clip of Percy in his new home.
Stop Press: Later in July, Henry – a pigeon belonging to Fred Lock in Leeds – turned up in The Bahamas, several weeks after being liberated from Lillers in France! Read his story here.