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.’’
Saturday’s pigeon ‘liberation’ in Wells St was the third from Finley this month.
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.
Shepparton's unlucky run of events continued on Saturday, drawing in dramatic circumstance with Eltham.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
A WORKING group has been formed to tackle Moama’s housing problems.
ROCHESTER’S mums and bubs fitness class is only in its third week but it has already doubled its enrolment numbers, blowing organisers’ expectations out of the water.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
ix industry and local government representatives, five water services committee members and two community members have been appointed to the new Connections Stakeholder Consultative Committee.
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