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Breaking news on pigeon poetry [Australia]:
We have one missing pigeon – that brave and fearless bird that carries the Pigeon Cam has still not returned. Concern for the bird has come in from poets, punters and news channels alike. The Red Room is running a Missing Pigeon Unit operation to ask the public for details of sightings of the bird around the Illawarra area.

Description: The Ninth bird was released at 1:26pm with The Big Ish (Splash)and two other minders. The two minders also failed to home on the day, but they did get home the next morning. They were both good, experienced birdsthat have survived a number of years of racing. This was a very short fly for them and it was most surprising not to get them home in good time. Splash took 20 minutes and this was around 5 minutes off the pace indicating that he took off while the minders didtheir evasive work as decoys and then went to ground. Unfortunately the Ninth pigeon may have been handicapped by his load and hampered in his efforts to escape.

The bad area for predation is around Coledale/Scarborough area approx 5kms from the release point at Bald Hill. He might be found somewhere around there. Graham Davison tells us that he was a good strong cock that should have easily carried the weight. The weight of around 25 grams is equivalent to a good feed for a pigeon so that should not have upset him too much. The attached is a photo of a bird that looks very similar to him and could be used as his photo.

Any information is to be sent to pigeons @ redroomcompany.org and we are offering a reward for the bird’s discovery. If ‘Pigeon Cam’ is found and still alive then just gently pick him up and place him in a box of some description - a beer carton is ideal. Then call the 1300 887 606 number and tell them that you have the camera bird. Mr Steve Saywell will pick it up as soon as I am informed. No need to feed or water him and Mr Steve Saywell will be there within a couple of hours at the latest.

Updates can be found at http://www.pigeonpoetry.com, where news and images of the race day, sweep and media can be found. We will soon be uploading interviews with and recordings of the Pigeon Poets, so be sure to visit the site for the ongoing Pigeon Poetry experience.
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