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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 4, 2011 12:48 PM CST

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Didn't know there were some fancy pigeons but that video was especially eye-opening, enjoyed that! As I was watching it, I thought "What the heck?!" Gave me a dizzy feeling just watching them tumble like that. Hilarious!

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Nov 4, 2011 1:19 PM CST
Aren't they cool? Very acrobatic.
Reminds me of pilots in light aircraft when they turn their engines off and do a controlled dive....except these pigeons are back-flipping.
First time I saw it I thought they'd all forgotten how to fly for a second!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 4, 2011 2:42 PM CST

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The rollers reminded me of when we used to go to air shows where there was a famous aerial move some of the acrobatic airplanes would do called Lomcevak.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skfprThzUq4&feature=related
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Nov 4, 2011 2:46 PM CST
I like that video! That is almost exactly what the birds are doing isn't it? What a rush that would be!!
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fiwit
Nov 4, 2011 6:38 PM CST
OK...how do they do that without falling out of hte sky? and WHY do they do that? just because they can?
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
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threegardeners
Nov 4, 2011 6:41 PM CST
There is no scientific reason why they do it....most people that have them think that the birds enjoy it....they're playing.

They have been known (rarely) to crash...just like a pilot in an air show that doesn't judge the distance to the ground properly.
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Sherri
Nov 4, 2011 8:50 PM CST
My dad had rollers. It was the one thing he and my brothers ever had in common. They were a wonder to behold.
I love your posts.
Good luck!
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Nov 5, 2011 8:01 AM CST
Sherri, what kind of dogs are those in your avatar pic?
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