Pigeons "Roulettes" of the sky?

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Subject: Pigeons "Roulettes" of the sky?
From: Ross Kelly <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 02:48:56 +0000

Driving along Tuggeranong Parkway earlier this week I happened to glance to my right and was greeted with the sight of 2 common pigeons flying only about 3 metres above the road, barely 30 to 40 cm apart (beating wings almost touching each other!), at 90+ km/h. As they were ‘going my way’, I double checked the speedo, and there they were: still ahead of my car.


I know pigeons are raced by ‘fanciers’, but what impressed me most was the precision at full tilt to be as close as that; you almost had to look twice to see it was 2 birds! It reminded me of the RAAF Roulettes.

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