Sound and pigeon! Look who's flocking to Aylesbury's David Bowie statue?!

This pigeon family must really like David Bowie - because they have made their nest in the speaker system above the Aylesbury statue!

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 4:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 4:33 pm

This means that the pigeon - who has been nicknamed Gertrude by passers-by and her brood, get to enjoy a song by the Thin White Duke every hour from 9am until 9pm in the comfort of their home - the right hand speaker.

Bowie statue crowdfunder, and Friars Club founder David Stopps - who is currently touring the States with Tom Bailey, who he manages, said: “When they finally fly the nest will they wonder where the music’s gone?”

And speaking about the statue, which, while generating debate, has created a lively focal point under the arches in Market Square, Mr Stopps added: “Hundreds of people are coming to Aylesbury to see Earthly Messenger (the name of the statue). Thousands more are viewing it on the permanent live webcam.”

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The statue was unveiled by music mogul Rob Stringer and Marilion lead singer Steve Hogarth on March 25, in a day of celebration.

Created by master sculptor Andrew Sinclair, the work was completed following a public crowdfunding campaign - and no taxpayers’ money was used for the project.

To view the statue on the 24 hour webcam - and possibly even catch a glimpse of Gertrude and her brood go to

In other Friars news - co-founder Robin Pike is hosting a tribute to the famous 1960s Mothers Club on September 24 at the King and Queen in 

The Mothers Revisited evening starts at 7.30pm, 
entry is free and a range of 1960s music will be played.