More than just a feather in his cap as pigeon takes a breather on Darlington man's head

Mr Robinson and the pigeon

Mr Robinson and the pigeon

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by

THERE were coos all round when a pigeon set up home on a pensioner’s flat cap.

Alan Robinson refused to let the bird ruffle his feathers when it made an unscheduled landing as he walked through Darlington town centre recently.

Mr Robinson had been shopping with his blind friend Fred when the bird took a fancy to his headgear and swooped.

The attention-grabbing pigeon perched atop Mr Robinson’s flat cap for around ten minutes as crowds gathered to take photos of its publicity stunt.

Mr Robinson, 75, said: “It was a very well brought up pigeon, I was surprised that it didn’t do its business up there.

“A lot of people took photos, a bus driver even stopped and took one but the pigeon wasn’t fazed, he just kept sitting there.

“I’m not a pigeon fancier myself but it was funny and I’ve been telling all my friends about how everyone stopped to look at the man with a pigeon on his head.”

Mr Robinson was presented with a photo of his unusual headwear by a bus driver who had it printed out for him.

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6:17pm Tue 22 Jul 14

dm1970 says...

Slow news day
Slow news day dm1970
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6:30pm Tue 22 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

good news, you couldnt get better, would a pidu land on you in hartlepool, no they are not daft
good news, you couldnt get better, would a pidu land on you in hartlepool, no they are not daft LUSTARD
  • Score: 1

2:37am Wed 23 Jul 14

SirLance says...

Visited by a 'flying rat'. !
Visited by a 'flying rat'. ! SirLance
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