Mystery of Missing Pigeons

Pigeon racers are baffled by the mysterious disappearance of pigeons in an area covering County Durham and North Yorkshire.

Pigeons go missing in Bird Bermuda Triangle

In one recent event, only 13 of the 232 birds released in Thirsk made it home to Scotland.

The Bird Bermuda Triangle, as it’s becoming known, covers the area from Wetherby and Thirsk heading north to Consett.  Bishop Auckland is almost in the centre of the triangle, and Gillian Campbell caught up with Stuart Fawcett from the North of England Homing Union to find out what was going on.

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If you spot a lost or disoriented homing pigeon, or want to know more about this sport, you can contact the North of England Homing Union via their website –