Brazilian Pigeons Turned Mobile Experts

Loads of you sent me this story – cheers, everyone!

Bit late posting it due to the G20 madness – see below – but it appears pigeons in Brazil have mastered the art of mobile telecommunications to such an extent, they’re being hired to smuggle mobile phones into Sorocaba prison.


Photo: GETTY

Looks more like a grenade to me, but there ya go.

Could have done with one of them yesterday tho, I can tell you. A phone that is rather than a grenade. Would have made a big difference on the comms front and meant I could have Twittered from the air. Given a live bird’s eye view on the whole fly-by proceedings. That would have rocked. Damn. Next time.

You can read the full report here.

Then, the mighty Annie Mole sent me a story about a lovely competition being run by the RSPB called ‘Mind The Bird‘. Annie suggested I get the cam out. Tbh, I’m not sure they’re after pics of pigeons looking slightly nauseous shoe-dodging on a sweaty tube train, but I’m happy to give it a go.

I had thought I could send them a still from the movie I made a couple of years back, ‘Brian Pigeon’s Adventures on the Underground‘? Mind you, not much a movie these days since You Tube nicked the Frank Sinatra track off it. No idea why. Sure he wouldn’t have minded. Sinatra loved the pigeon back in the day, apparently.

Anyhow, back on the G20 buzz in a mo. Bit of a large one last night, has to be said. A top one all round, that is till the Scottish contingent starting singing ‘I’ll fly the High Road’. Can’t be doing with that.

This was the scene this morning. Everyone a little worse for wear:

April 2, 2009. Uncategorized.


  1. Annie Mole replied:

    Ta for the re-post on Mind The Bird & when I started playing your webcam video, I wondered why you had made it into a silent movie.

    Sounds like you should get yourself a mini mobile to get the troops together at events like G20, although don’t you have some sort of pigeon radar/flocking device ? 😉

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    Annie Mole: I know. Gutting. Sinatra would not have been happy. A mini-mobile is absolutely the way to go. Any manufacturers out there willing to give it a go, drop me a mail!
    Your pal
    Bri P

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