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Sweet home Alabama: errant Gateshead pigeon takes diversion to US

Bob set off for north-east England from Channel Islands three weeks ago, and has been found about 4,000 miles away

Homing pigeons have been known for centuries for their ability to find their way home after travelling hundreds of miles. But one little bird, named Bob, might need to work on his internal compass.

The four-year-old pigeon, from Gateshead, turned up about 4,000 miles away in the US after getting lost on a fairly routine journey from the Channel Islands to his home in north-east England.

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