Winter freedom for racing pigeons can be dangerous because of the birds of prey but it is very healthy for the pigeons. You can see the natural selection at work.
Perseverance is the most important quality of a racing pigeon. I think it is far more important than muscle quality, wing and feathers.
Here’s my flock of 2015 young birds training at home during our local Rock Festival Weekend.
I think I am the first who ever filmed a mixed flock of pigeons and starlings. My youngster pigeons got scared by the hawk and started the “dance” around it up in the sky. A flock of young starlings joined my pigeons. Power in numbers!
Thank you ALL for making this video #1 on youtube in the racing pigeons category!