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East Lothian racing pigeon safe after amazing race

Ben Veitchs four year old racing pigeon, a blue hen  which flew 600 miles from Reims in France to Cove

Ben Veitchs four year old racing pigeon, a blue hen which flew 600 miles from Reims in France to Cove

A racing pigeon from East Lothian that was presumed dead has made a miraculous recovery after being found by a retired environmentalist.

Graham White, of Coldstream, picked up the bird after he noticed it by the side of the A1 near Cove.

“The bird made no effort to escape as I walked up to it, and only flutterd a little as I picked it up,” he said.

“It was clear that this was a racing pigeon; it carried a bright yellow ring from the Scottish Racing Union.”

A Google search of the ring number found the bird’s owner, Ben Veitch, a young fancier from East Saltoun.

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