What happens to the doves after release?
They usually circle a few times to get their bearings, and then fly home to the comfort of their loft.
Do all doves know how to fly home?
Our birds have spent many hours in training and when they are released the know how to fly home.
How do they know where home is?
Nobody really knows. A well-trained bird appears to use many senses to navigate. Although not clearly understood, their ability to navigate depends on breeding, good health and extensive training with a knowledgeable handler.
What time of day is best for a release?
The specific time is flexible but we never release doves less than one hour before sunset.