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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 10:31 PM
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I raise Birmingham roller pigeons.

Nothing as beautiful as letting these little dragons fly.

I've been checking out other vids to see/compare how my kits are doing.

Wooohoo - look and see what's the added attraction in this vid.

And notice the dramatic upward flight of this thing! Starts around .33.






posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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A bird further away in the background???



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 10:57 PM
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I have never seen or heard of Birmingham Roller, before... and would've assumed it a colloquial term for some lewd act.

So thank you! How in the heck did that ...er , flight method, come about? Why would they do that and is it learned or hereditary?

As far as the white speck... could it be pigeon poop?



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 11:03 PM
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They certainly let their freak flag fly! Bravo, Silo.
No Habla UFO here though.
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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 11:20 PM
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Ok, that is so cool, and looks like a BLAST! Are they having fun? I SO hope that they are just having fun, and that it's not some bird thing this variety of pigeon has to do for survival or something. I'm gonna believe that they're having a blast.

Why DO they do that??



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 11:26 PM
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only time ive ever seen a bird do that was my aunts indoor parrot. i didnt think birds ever learned to do flips in the wild. it seems like they are really adverse to rolling over a certain amount and even hawks and falcons going after squirrels rarely roll completely upside down when i watch them. really cool video and looks like the birds are having a blast.
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posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 12:27 AM
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Saw the shiny at 33.

Cool!




posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 05:46 AM
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Cool birds...is the rolling an evolutionary tactic like fainting goats?



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: silo13

My first thought ... just a feather. The bird is tumbling after all and they appear to be flying into the wind.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: Whatsthisthen

I saw it too it looked like it tumbled those pigeons?

It's also on 55 seconds flying through those pigeons,
Weird..
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posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 07:08 AM
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First time I sore this in real life.
I ask't the man about it.
they only breed the um! pigens who like to spin dive?

what ever you call it. they seem to like it.
birds Love to fly. if I had wings I would to.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: 0bserver1

The tumbling pidgeons are cool and I wondered too if it was a unnatural behavior. But since the name of the breed is Birmingham roller, well guess not.

I had another look at 55, saw it, thanks.



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 09:06 AM
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originally posted by: silo13


And notice the dramatic upward flight of this thing! Starts around .33.

You're assuming the camera wasn't moving to follow the birds.

I think the camera could have been panning downward slightly to follow the birds, which made the thing in the far background (which could have been a number of mundane terrestrial objects, such as a plane) only appear to be changing its trajectory upward.

Same thing for the object at :55. The apparent motion of the object in the background could be due to the motion of the camera as it follows the birds.


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posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 09:32 AM
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must be alien birds as were the post is lol
watch eagles mating they take extreme to a whole new lv .
As for these alien birds looks like all the UFO guys were wrong not reptiles after all .



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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I'm thinking poop or feather. I went through frame by frame and it's coming from a bird



posted on Dec, 26 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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wrong forum ?!



posted on Dec, 27 2017 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: silo13

People still keep pigeons?

It's a dying hobby from what I gather, I used to live close to a famous keeper. Tumblers are an awesome sight.

For people wondering about this particular type of pigeon, they've been bred for this ability for centuries and been bred all around the world.

I'm guessing from our perspective they are show birds.

Once a common sight here in the UK, I do miss seeing them



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