Forty racing pigeons said to be worth around 15 thousand euro have flown off to pastures new over the sea, after disappearing in storms in the Torrevieja area last week. They were taking part in a series of prestigious races organised by one of the Valencian region’s oldest pigeon racing clubs, La Colosal, and were released into the air at the natural park in La Mata.

But the weather conditions confused them, with 50 of the birds being found around the Torrevieja area over the subsequent days thanks to having trackers on them that operate up to six kilometres. There are still 40 pigeons unaccounted for and, ironically, they were the most valuable of those that were taking part in the race.

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