Some of my Dads Birds,
Two Champions and some in training.
My dad was a keen pigeon fancier and was very good at it, his birds
won races from as far a field as Thurso in Scotland, Berwick in the
north, the Channel Islands and from the Continent of Europe, on race
days we had to phone up the association headquarters to find out their
release time and the wind direction and from that he knew what time he
could expect them back and he was never far out, his birds were so well
trained that some of them were required by the armed forces in the war,
each bird had a small lipstick type thimble attached to their legs, the
messages were written on rice paper and then put into the thimble, as
far as I know all of my dads birds returned home safely.
The picture of the Great Spotted Woodpecker was
taken in our garden in Pembroke Dock June 2007, we also get a large variety of
Hedgehogs, Fox, Rabbit & we even have had a Badger.
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