Mom is stunned when the bright pink PIGEON lands outside her window as theories run wild

The woman who saw the unusual-looking bird out the window thought she was hallucinating while visiting her mother in Nelson, Lancashire

The bird was part of a flock that had come down to peck at the ground
The pink bird is an incredible sight

A woman was shocked after spotting a bright pink pigeon outside her mother’s window in Lancashire last week.

Kelly Lunney, 37, was at her mother’s home last Thursday before noticing the fluorescent creature land in the community garden.

Despite some skeptics who believe humans may have colored the bird, Kelly believes it could be a pink pigeon from Nesoenas mayeri, native to Mauritius.

There are only about 500 birds left in the world, and traditionally they have a peachy chest and back, rust-colored tail, and deep pink beak.

The incredibly bright pink bird was part of a flock that had flown down to peck at the ground when Kelly noticed it.







A mum said she was “shocked” when she looked out the window to possibly see one of Britain’s rarest birds
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Left in a state of confusion, she feared she would “see things” before confirming with her mother that she could also see the pink dove in the garden.

When her mother confirmed she could see it, too, Kelly pulled out her phone and began snapping footage of the incredible bird in flight.

Of what she saw, Kelly said: “I thought I was seeing things at first – or it was just something weird.

“But then I got my mum out of her bed too, just to be sure.







The bird was part of a flock that had come down to peck at the ground
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“More than anything, it’s shocking to see a pink dove, but it’s something to tell your grandchildren.”

Kelly, who is from Burnley in Lancashire, said the bird stayed around for a couple of hours after first noticing it.

She continued: “I then later saw it coming back around 7 or 8 o’clock at night. And since the time it first came, it’s come back every day.”

“As soon as my mum looked at it too, I got a few pics of it and thought I’d google it because I’d never seen one before.







The light pink dove was spotted by a woman in Nelson, Lancashire
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Kelly Lunney was amazed by what she saw
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“My mom had never seen one in all the time she was alive either.”

There have been some who have questioned the authenticity of the bird, with many believing it may have fallen into a neon-painted vat, Kelly believes it is real.

She said: “A couple of people have asked me if it’s been color dipped, but it has pink feet – and usually they’re like a white, gray color.

“And when it raises its wings, it has white lines underneath it and it looks identical on both sides when it’s flying.







Kelly pulled out her phone and began snapping footage of the incredible bird in flight
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The fluorescent fowl ended up in the community garden
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“Other people in the community garden saw it – and there’s a man down there actually feeding them, so I’m sure he would have seen it too.

“I think everyone was really shocked by that.”

Although pink doves are rarely sighted in the UK, the birds were found in London in 2012 and Bristol in 2015.

Some of the unusual birds have only a pink tinge on the wingtips, while others, like the one Kelly spotted, are much brighter in color.







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Bird experts have several theories about the unnatural-looking warblers, including that they are part of an endangered species native to Mauritius called Nesoenas mayeri.

Others have claimed that the birds may have ingested certain chemical substances or collided with a fluorescent liquid in the wild.

However, many believe the more likely scenario is that humans are responsible for turning the birds pink and then releasing them, sometimes by mistake.

In 2015, a Bristol pigeon fancier, Sher Singh, 39, came forward to admit he had covered several birds in fabric paint to disguise them from predatory falcons.

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