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Pigeon Radio Monday,19th February,2018

Laurie Dennis, in front of his Race loft Old Bar – Taree

Featuring…
Ivan Fonti
Tony Barbara
Live from Old Bar Taree Mid North Coast Federation
Laurie Dennis
Tony McPherson, Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal
Australian Pigeon Convention Charity Auction. Racing Pigeon discussions.


“Team Max and Elijah” – Join in Victoria’s biggest fun run and make a difference to our sick kids by raising funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal – Sunday March the 18th, 2018.

Join in Victoria’s biggest fun run and make a difference to our sick and most vulnerable kids by raising funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal on Sunday March the 18th, 2018.

Click on the link below and select ‘join the team’. The team name is:

“Team Max and Elijah”

 

http://www.runforthekids.com.au/entrants/


THE AUSTRALIAN PIGEON CONVENTION PROMO

PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA TOGETHER WITH PIGEON RACING VICTORIA PROUDLY PRESENT THE AUSTRALIAN PIGEON CONVENTION *SATURDAY 24TH MARCH MEET AND GREET EVENING, VENUE THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT AND MOTEL ACCOMMODATION *FOR MOTEL BOOKINGS INTERSTATE GUESTS PLEASE CALL EXCELSIOR HOTEL Excelsior Hotel – 82 Mahoneys Rd Thomastown, VIC, 3074 03 9460 3666 excelsior@alhgroup.com.au www.theexcelsiorhotel.com.au AND SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2018 THE MAIN EVENT PIGEON CONVENTION @ THE VRPU FEDERATION ROOMS 28 FREEDMAN STREET CAMPBELLFIELD FREE ENTRY – FULLY LICENCED VENUE FOR THE DAY ALCOHOLIC AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS *CHARITY AUCTION OF TOP QUALITY RACING PIGEONS FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS AUCTION GOING TO THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL. *AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL RACING PIGEON GUEST SPEAKERS *FREE BIRD VET HEALTH CHECKS AND LAUNCH OF NEW BIRD HEALTH SMARTPHONE APP FROM PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA’S AVIAN VET DR. ROB MARSHALL. *RACING PIGEON STUDS FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA *PIGEON RACING PRODUCTS, WITH A PLETHORA OF STALLS OF PIGEON AND RACING PIGEON PRODUCT SUPPLIERS *HUGE RAFFLES AND DOOR PRIZES THROUGHOUT THE DAY *FOOD AND DRINK – FULLY LICENCED VENUE FOR THE DAY – ALCOHOLIC AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS *FAMILY FRIENDLY – JUMPING CASTLE FOR THE KIDS FOR MORE INFORMATION OR INTERESTED SUPPLIERS BOOKING A STALL CONTACT PIGEON MEDIA PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA IVAN FONTI – 0424V 531 111 ROD SIMMONS – 0423 512 264 TONY MCPHERSON – 0424 838 788 DANIEL TENAGLIA – 0422 304 804 JUSTIN TENAGLIA – 0425 766 329 MARK PAINE – 0417 551 466 MICHELLE PAINE – 0422 447 369


Pigeon Radio Monday,12th February,2018

From Left to Right, Leanne Share, Cam Murrels and John Share

Featuring…
Ivan Fonti
Tony Barbara
Rod Simmons Interviews John and Leanne Share
of The Victorian Racing Pigeon Union Melbourne Australia.
Tony McPherson and his daughter Kath on the Australian Pigeon Convention
and special Australian Racing Pigeon Auction for The Royal Children’s Hospital
Good Friday Appeal. Son and Grandson Elijah had open heart surgery at the hospital.
John Debrincat and Milad Bousaid reports from Sydney, Australia
David Christensen reports from Brisbane, Queensland Australia
General Panel Discussion


PHOTO / VIDEO These incredible birds always find their way home, race from a distance of up to 700 kilometers, Mario Laketa (Croatia): Before the race we put another male near with his female and they race home just like lightning

PHOTO / VIDEO These incredible birds always find their way home, race from a distance of up to 700 kilometers, Mario Laketa (Croatia): Before the race we put another male near with his female and they race home just like lightning
Posted by Sanjin Bojic – February 5, 2018, 08: 00h 0
A series of piercing whistles blow in the air and in the sky suddenly they form a large flock of birds, sit on a wooden box and push each other to get into the house as soon as they know they are waiting for them to roaming food and water. It is a scene that takes place in the yard of Marija Laketa from Koprivnički Bregi, Croatia, after regular training of his pigeons.
Pigeons, most people know from city streets and have not gained a commendable reputation. Suffice it to say that the nickname “flying rats” by some of them, referring to their abundance, the tendency to eat food waste and the spread of disease earlier. But the pigeons cannot be further away from such an image. It is a bird of fascinating abilities, speed, and orientation, which even today scientists have failed to explain.
– There are more theories about how they find the way. Some say that they are oriented toward the magnetic fields of the earth, some that it is toward the Sun and the stars, it is not revealed what exactly is doing. It is interesting to have been experimenting with the small magnet attached to the pigeons. No one has managed to find a way – tells us our breeder.
 

 

 
Along with pigeons, the messengers are related to the romantic stories of the past that they have delivered the messages wherever you want them to send, and they would simply land on the window of the person you had whispered before the flight. That is a myth. Pigeons were indeed used to quickly and securely transmit messages, thousands of years ago, but with one condition – wherever they were sent, they always went back to the same place. Where their home is.
 
They used them in the war to send messages, they even used to drug smuggling. They always come back home, where they began to meet their surroundings after the slaughter. After they get out of shape, they start to go out slowly, then fly, and ‘record’ what’s around them, so that they become a base. Of course, today there is no need to send messages and used for racing – interprets Laketta.

In his Racing Pigeon Loft he breeds around 70 pigeons // Photo: Matija Gudlin

 

Pigeon racing is often an unbelievable sight. Pigeons are driven to a starting point in a specially tailored truck from Croatia, for example in a German town 700-kilometer long. When they get out of there, thousands of pigeons suddenly take off and walk toward the horizon, often leaping over one hundred miles an hour to their home. Most often without a break, they pass a huge distance for a few hours, and only seconds can decide on the winner. With such races he returns for five to six hours.
 
– The races are hundreds of miles long and are held every week. For example, last year he went to the Czech Republic for a 500km race with a 10,000-euro prize pool. In some races, derbys, all the pigeons are racing to the same place they have grown up, while some pigeons compete in different clubs. When they enter Croatia, they start separating each and every one for their city, and eventually, it is calculated who came first to their goal. In some races they are tracking the helicopters and recording their flight over the woods, the mountains, the fields, the cities … These are the incredible scenes of thousands of birds over the landscape – assures us of Laketa.
 
Do not always go all the way, and accidents are easily possible during such a long flight through ‘half Europe’.
// Photo: Matija Gudlin

Photo: Matija Gudlin Racing Pigeons have skills that scientists can not yet explain

 
– The race is also affected by weather, wind, rain … Sometimes the pigeons do not come back, they go through the road. We usually run more pigeons on the race, and it may happen that you are without half of the frog if they are tough, “he says.
 
These amazing birds do not need a special reason for starting the race home, but it is not a jumble to “flock” them further, motivate them to uplift their wings and be faster than everyone else. For this, breeders have different, very imaginative methods.
 
– We put the males in a box on which there is a hole through which they can look. Then, by the end of his money, his wife, we put another male. This in the box is crazy, he wants to tear both the box and his opponent, but we take it with the box and take it to the start of the race. When we let him go, he goes as fast as possible home because he thinks the other guy is kissing his wife. We can also motivate women who have young people. We put a gap between the two nests, approaching the boulders, each in turn. The two of them start to ‘fight’ through the hole and attack, then put one in the box and take it to the start. Of course, she lacks as much as she can because her motherly instinct tells her that she has to go back and protect her young ones – our breeder describes us.
 

Photo: Matija Gudlin

They are the best and most appreciated. Each of them has a leg ring and an ID card to protect themselves from theft, and their market price may rise in dazzling heights.

– The most expensive pigeon was sold in China for 500,000 euros. In Europe, the highest price was in the Netherlands, 210,000 euros – reveals Laketta.

The pigeons of Marija Laketa in their work are exceptionally good. His home boasts over 40 trophies and is one of the best breeders in Croatia. Some of his successes are the 14th place at the State Highway Masters, two third places in the short range region, the short-distance champion, the double short-distance champion, the middle distance champion, and in his collection 19 wins in races. It can be said that he knows very well what his birds need.

 

“Pigeons have always been interested to me, I started dealing with them in the third grade of elementary school. I started with the decorative pigeons, and since 1998 I started to buy the first leaflets. It’s a demanding and expensive sport, so much to learn and invest. Theory is also needed, but practice is something completely different. You have to get the feeling for the pigeons to make the score. For example, you need to know exactly how to feed them because they will eat as much as they have. You somehow raise them up with food, just like you do with a dog or a cat, teaching them to be obedient. When I fuck them, a pigeon of 40 pigeons from the air ‘gets stuck in 25 seconds – it clarifies us.

 

Photo: Matija Gudlin

Of course, like other animals, and pigeons are different from each other. Each has its own character, some are more affectionate, more peaceful, some more aggressive and more alive. They tie themselves to the owner and accept him, while they are toward unknown suspicions, which we saw by ourselves when we entered the pigeon. However, as much as he was in the pets, our breeder must keep in mind that they are competitive animals and must achieve results.

– Selection and layout are very strict. And the average pigeon, if it is healthy, can make a good result. I give them everything they need, literally getting rid of myself so that they have the best conditions, but that’s why I’m looking for a lot of them. It is true that when you train a flight, it is known that during the first part of the week they eat light food when they have to consume protein for the muscles, natural energy sugars, when they are resting … Similarly to people who deal with cycling, football or bodybuilding – compares Laketa .

 

Photo: Matija Gudlin

He noted that this sport is also looking for new faces, those who would be willing to try pigeons and competitions, and experienced growers like him are ready to provide support.

– Member of the club “Križevci – 2011” in which we currently have 12 active members, and with the “Drava” from Varaždin we are working together as a zone with a total of 24 members. Everyone who wants to cultivate pigeon breeding is always welcome, and everyone is ready to help them to start off painlessly – invites Mario Laketa.

 

   
       
       
       
       Photos: Matija Gudlin

 


Pigeon Radio Monday,5th February,2018

Bundaberg Racing Pigeon Club celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary Club members Col Dickinson back left), Steve Hearn, Ted Starr, Kym Hamilton, Jim Mullett, Nigel Dickinson, Fay Hansen (front left), Merv Hansen, Sophia Dickinson and Jean Starr.

Pigeon Radio Australia’s Avian Vet, Dr. Rob Marshall, B. V. Sc, M.A.V. C. Sc (Avian Health)

Featuring…
Ivan Fonti
Tony and Angelo Barbara
Ted Starr, President of Bundaberg Racing Pigeon Club in Queensland
celebrating their 50th Anniversary.
Dr. Rob Marshall, on the Importance of PMV vaccination.
Grain and new mixes European mixes being developed here now.
Australian Pigeon convention launching Bird Health smartphone app.
Tony McPherson talking about the Australian Pigeon convention and support for
The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and our Children’s Hospital face of the campaign
Tony’s Grandson Elijah who has had treatment at the Children’s hospital.
Very soon after the birth of our first child Elijah, our world came crashing down. At 5 days old, he was rushed to the intensive care unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital where they confirmed that our little boy was extremely unwell and would require immediate open heart surgery. Elijah was diagnosed with Critical Aortic Stenosis and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which essentially means that the whole left-hand side of his heart could not function properly. To date, Elijah has had two open heart surgeries, with more to come, which will focus on making the right side of his heart do the very best for him that it can. We remember vividly meeting Elijah’s surgeon the night before he was due to be operated on for the very first time. The one thing that stood out for me in this discussion was the description of a newborns heart- the size of a strawberry. I knew then that we were in the right place. The sheer complexity of the task this surgeon had at hand, and the level of skill and expertise that he must hold in order to do this was clear. Handing your child’s life over to anyone is unspeakably painful yet we have learned to trust in the hospital, it’s technology and it’s dedicated and skilled staff. The Royal Children’s Hospital really is at the forefront of its field, and this is felt all the way down to the very young and very precious lives of it’s patients. From our family to you, we thank you for your support of the hospital from the very bottom of our hearts.

The Face of the Australian Pigeon Conventions campaign for The Royal Children’s Hospital, Tony McPherson’s Grandson Elijah.


STOP PRESS! OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED TODAY – CHAMPION CRICKETER AND CRICKET COMMENTATOR AND DEDICATED RACING PIGEON FANCIER BILL LAWRY WILL BE A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT THE AUSTRALIAN PIGEON CONVENTION 2018

PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA IS PROUD AND PRIVILEGED TO MAKE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 

Australian Cricket champion and Channel Nine Cricket commentator and dedicated Racing Pigeon Fancier

BILL LAWRY

Will be a special guest speaker at

“THE AUSTRALIAN PIGEON CONVENTION 25TH MARCH 2018

DON’T MISS IT !! THERE WILL BE MORE SPECIAL GUESTS AND SPEAKERS FROM AUSTRALIA AND AROUND THE WORLD 

 


PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA BACK ON AIR TOMORROW NIGHT @  7 PM – 88.9 WYN FM MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA OR LIVE STREAM @ www.pigeonmedia.com.au

PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA BACK ON AIR TOMORROW NIGHT @
7 PM – 88.9 WYN FM MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA OR LIVE STREAM @ www.pigeonmedia.com.au


THE AUSTRALIAN PIGEON CONVENTION 2018 24TH AND 25TH MARCH MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA TOGETHER WITH PIGEON RACING VICTORIA

PROUDLY PRESENT

THE AUSTRALIAN PIGEON CONVENTION

 

*SATURDAY 24TH MARCH MEET AND GREET EVENING, VENUE THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT AND MOTEL ACCOMMODATION

 

*FOR MOTEL BOOKINGS INTERSTATE GUESTS PLEASE CALL EXCELSIOR HOTEL

Excelsior Hotel – 82 Mahoneys Rd Thomastown, VIC, 3074

03 9460 3666

excelsior@alhgroup.com.au

 

www.theexcelsiorhotel.com.au

 

AND SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2018 THE MAIN EVENT PIGEON CONVENTION

@ THE VRPU FEDERATION ROOMS 28 FREEDMAN STREET CAMPBELLFIELD

FREE ENTRY – FULLY LICENCED VENUE FOR THE DAY

ALCOHOLIC AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

 

*CHARITY AUCTION OF TOP QUALITY RACING PIGEONS FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS AUCTION GOING TO THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL.

 

*AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL RACING PIGEON GUEST SPEAKERS

 

*FREE BIRD VET HEALTH CHECKS AND LAUNCH OF NEW BIRD HEALTH SMARTPHONE APP FROM PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA’S AVIAN VET DR. ROB MARSHALL.

 

*RACING PIGEON STUDS FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA

 

*PIGEON RACING PRODUCTS, WITH A PLETHORA OF STALLS OF PIGEON AND RACING PIGEON PRODUCT SUPPLIERS

 

*HUGE RAFFLES AND DOOR PRIZES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

 

*FOOD AND DRINK – FULLY LICENCED VENUE FOR THE DAY – ALCOHOLIC AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

 

*FAMILY FRIENDLY – JUMPING CASTLE FOR THE KIDS

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR INTERESTED SUPPLIERS BOOKING A STALL

CONTACT PIGEON MEDIA PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA

IVAN FONTI – 0424V 531 111

ROD SIMMONS – 0423 512 264

TONY MCPHERSON – 0424 838 788

DANIEL TENAGLIA – 0422 304 804

JUSTIN TENAGLIA – 0425 766 329

MARK PAINE – 0417 551 466

MICHELLE PAINE – 0422 447 369


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