The sky above Finley was briefly blackend on Saturday as 3600 racing pigeons set off for Melbourne.July 30, 2014 3:50am
A spectacular pigeon parade was witnessed in Finley on Saturday.
Briefly blackening the sky, about 3600 racing pigeons were released from a specially fitted out truck to embark on a 300km journey back home to Melbourne.
Joe Ivankovic and Rafiel Lay started off the pigeon race, while local enthusiasts Jim and Luke Sibraa watched on.
‘‘The morning cleared up just in time,’’ Jim said.
‘‘It was a beautiful blue sky south which was great because that is the way they were heading.
‘‘At 9.30am the first group Greater Melbourne pigeons were released followed by the release of the Western Pigeon Federation pigeons at 10am.
‘‘It’s an incredible sight and in no more than three minutes, the pigeons were out of sight.’’
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Luke said it would have taken the pigeons 2 to three hours to fly back to Melbourne, where owners would then record the pigeon’s time with a ‘lock and key’ system.
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