Helen Flannagan left confused by the pink Prestwich pigeon
19.09.2023 - 12:49
Soap star Helen Flanagan got the shock of her life while out shopping when she came across Prestwich's mysterious pink pigeon. The former Corrie star was left speechless and thought her eyes were deceiving her when she saw the unusually pink pigeon walking around Bury town centre.
The 33-year-old actress shared a video of the pink plumed bird on TikTok which as since been viewed more than 275k times. In the short clip, Helen focuses the camera on the mysteriously hued bird, saying: "It's pink! What the hell, it's actually pink!
“No, seriously, what bird is that? Is that a pink pigeon? I mean, am I being stupid? I have never seen one of these before."
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Helen’s 162k followers on the video platform seemed to be left amused by the sighting of the pink pigeon, with one follower named Lynsey calling it a “flamingeon", BristolPost reported.
Lauren commented: "I’ve seen 2 posts with pink pigeons in the UK in the past few days. I wonder if it’s the same bird."
"No joke I reckon he’s come from near mine, a man dyes them so that hawks don’t attack them!" Natalie claimed.
London said: "It's been dyed, probably for an event like a gender reveal or a wedding."
This isn't the first time pink pigeons have been spotted in the area. Shoppers noticed the unusually coloured bird flying around Prestwich at the start of the month. Despite the fun colour, it appears the pink hue on the pigeon has come via unnatural means.
The RSPB has confirmed that some sort of dye or substance must have caused the change in colour however can't