Pigeon fanciers fear for their flocks

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Boston area pigeon fanciers are reeling from the carnage caused to their flocks by the burgeoning numbers of birds of prey in the area.

They are particularly concerned about the activities of the peregrines housed on Boston Stump, and their progeny of previous years, which they believe have been responsible for the death of dozens of racing pigeons, and have caused injury to many more.

Some of them were competing from Seaham Harbour, a distance of 140 miles to Boston, on Saturday.

Results:

Boston and District FC: 1 Hardy and Burt 1353, 2 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1302, 3, 4 and 5 D. Brackenbury 1296, 1270 and 1268, 6 and 7 Hardy and Burt 1260 and 1250, 8 Gough and Reed 1224, 9 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1211, 10 and 11 L.R. Manning 1189 and 1184, 12 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1182.