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what height....?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by cameron, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. cameron

    cameron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what height does a pigeon sky out in clear conditions?

    Turned my tipplers out today and as I was picking tomatos and peppers in the garden, I looked up and they were just gone...

    After a few minutes, I finally saw tiny dots, so small I couldn't even see wings flapping. Later they disappeared from view again and they're still up.

    Usually they only go up about 100ft. But at what height does a bird "sky out" or become less than visible to the naked eye? I was told by one guy that it was about 1500ft but I was curious what other people thought?
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they will get 1,000ft plus. It just depends on the breed, their health/fitness, and their motivation. My homers will get up pretty high early in the morning when its cool and they will fly for a long time. In the evening, it's hotter and they don't want to get up as high. Then when a hawk hits, they often get as high as your birds do. It's a good strategy because they can outfly hawks and falcons in level flight. It's the diving that gives the predators an advantage. So the higher the birds are, the less likely a hawk/falcon will be able to come diving down at them.
     

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