Our care_taker is a pigeon fancier.He belongs to a local pigeon racing club,and has 75 pigeons living in a loft in his back garden, which houses the birds and keeps them safe from predators.There are nest boxes for breeding pairs to raise their young. When first hatched pigeons are known as squeakers.At first they flap their wings and bump into things.Then they start to fly, at first circling the loft. Each day the circle gets bigger. First they are taken out on a training flight to Galleywood Common. They find their way home. Soon they are taken to Chelmsford, then Baddow, then to Peterborough. Nobody knows how they find their way home,but they usually do. Pigeons are stamped on their wings with owner's address. If they get lost they can be returned to their owner.
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