I was finally able to film a peregrine falcon eating on the ground. It took one of my pigeons but I didn’t see where it landed. Later I heard the crows and magpies and spotted him.
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.
Watch this great documentary about the hero pigeons that delivered messages during the World War II. After seeing this movie, you’ll love messenger pigeons even more. The messenger pigeons saved hundreds of human lives, transporting messages when all the other methods of communication failed or were blocked.
I have always been fascinated by the attacks of the birds of pray on pigeons. Every new attack remains in your memory for years, some of them forever. The adrenaline of those moments is incredible and when the bird tricks the raptor and survives it gives you a great satisfaction. …