Steve Western, a Meteorologist with Weatherquest, explains the importance of weather forecasting in pigeon racing: “Pigeon racing is a sport in which specially bred and trained pigeons are released from specific locations (the conventional form uses the same starting or ‘liberation’ point); they then race back to their home lofts. The distance between these points […]
Watch Ray Knight’s excellent film about pigeon racing and the RPRA – ‘Pigeon Sport’ – below.
See the Federation Colombophile Francaise’s (FCF) promotional video:
Barry Reid in Brighouse recently had a raptor attack on his pigeons which was captured on his home CCTV system. The footage and further details can be seen on the Huddersfield Daily Examiner website.
Advice from the British Pigeon Fanciers Medical Research Team on Pigeon Lung (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis) In the same way as some pet owners are allergic to their pets, e.g. cats, dogs or horses, some pigeon owners are allergic to their pigeons. The allergic reaction affects the small air exchanging sacs in the lung (alveoli) and causes […]
Watch our video celebrating the 40th Anniversary BHW Show of the Year at Blackpool in January 2012.
In this documentary from Meerkat Films, two old friends and rival pigeon racers are preparing for the big race of the season. Set in the North East of England where Maurice’s allotment is home to the world’s only listed pigeon Cree, the ageing miners embark on what could be their last season together. Jackie and […]
See this article on the Daily Mail website about the number of bird losses in a particular area this summer.
The Young Birds Final Race took place from Hexham on Sunday 26th August, a distance of 203 miles. The birds were marked late on Saturday afternoon, and transported up to the liberation point by Martin Fitzpatrick. A full report is here, and a gallery of images taken on the day is below.
Comedian Tim FitzHigham and a recording crew recently spent two days at the RPRA One Loft in Tewkesbury – trying to prove an 18th Century bet! Tim is making a series of programmes for BBC Radio 4 based around historic sporting bets. Many of his exploits are available on YouTube, including crossing the channel in a bath. The […]