Do homing pigeons find their way home more quickly at different times of the day?
The hypothesis that the flight time of the homing pigeon is not affected by the time of the day is proven to be false. The pigeons found their way home more quickly in the afternoon than in the morning
Pigeon racing took off because people were interested in comparing how much time different homing pigeons take to return home. In such races, pigeons were brought to a specific location and released at the same time. The first pigeon to find its way back home will be declared the winner.
Conduct the experiment in different weather conditions (a sunny, cloudy, windy or rainy day).
How long do the pigeons take to find their way home in the day? How long do they take at night? .
Homing pigeons - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homing_pigeon
What are homing pigeons? - http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-homing-pigeons.htm
Pigeon facts - http://www.fbipigeons.com/PIGEON%20FACTS.htm
Keep your hands clean before and after handling the pigeons. Pigeon waste is highly toxic.