Pigeons! We’ve got a few, but the British have a lot.
When Brookline ordered him to get rid of his pet pigeons last year, Edwin Alexanderian begrudgingly dismantled two coops in his backyard and took about 100 of the birds up to New Hampshire to release them. Within days, Alexanderian, who is president of Brookline’s Town Meeting Members Association, said the pigeons had found their way back to his home at 945 Hammond St. in Chestnut Hill.
Pigeons’ “beautiful” navigation skills studied to improve tiny spy planes
- Pigeons get a bad rap - think “rats with wings” - but they are actually finely honed flying machines, capable of zooming around obstacles and finding their way through virgin territory with amazing ease.