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Tag Archives: Birds

British Homing World Show 2015

British Homing World Show 2015 - Photography By Yannick Dixon

The British Homing World Show of the Year in Blackpool is where pigeon fanciers from across the UK flock to admire and award the crème de la crème of the pigeon world. Now in it’s 43rd year, the BHW Show of the Year 2015 is Europe’s biggest pigeon show and attracts thousands of visitors to Blackpool for the weekend.

There are over 2000 racing pigeons and 1000 fancy pigeons on display, and more than 100 trade stands selling everything ‘pigeon’ related. Thousands of pigeons change hands at sales and auctions where sums of £10 to £10,000 can be paid for a pedigree racing pigeon. It’s fair to say, I think, these pigeon fanciers are here to do business.

Starling Murmurations In Blackpool

Starling Murmurations In Blackpool - Wildlife Photography By Yannick Dixon

Have you ever witnessed a starling murmuration? I’m utterly hypnotised whenever I see a murmuration of starlings and, some may say, obsessed with documenting the behaviour of these gregarious birds as they flock to Blackpool in vast numbers to roost during the autumn and winter months.

Over the past eight years I’ve captured countless murmurations for my award-winning wildlife photography series Starlings Above, and now, with the starlings season already underway, I thought it was time to share a selection of my latest photos and video footage of starling murmurations in Blackpool.

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