About Me and My Birds
About Me and my Kids
My name is Deborah Hanson I have lived in Southern Maryland my entire life. I am a mother of two girls ages 18 and 12. We have many different critters here on the farm. Including Horses, Dogs, Cats, Goats, Geese, Chickens, Rabbits and Pigeons. I am also a 4-H leader and my girls show their animals at 4-H, Open, Local, ARBA and ABGA shows around our area.
About my Birds
My loft is located in La Plata, Maryland and I take my birds out within a 50 mile radius for releases. I am a member in good standing of the National White Dove Release Society. I currently have three small lofts with a total of 51 Adult birds and 24 new babies. This spring I will have lots of birds to start training.
The birds I fly are "Rock Doves" (Homing Pigeons) because they have a natural homing instinct. My birds are cared for and I spend a lot of time training them to use their natural homing ability to return back to the loft safely following each release. Trained homing pigeons are capable of flying hundreds of miles and return to their home lofts. Homing pigeons are athletes and need to be in top condition to perform, my birds are exercised regularly to stay in shape to make these flights home.
DO NOT use any "Ring Necked" or "Love Doves" in releases they do not have a homing ability and are not strong fliers. Releasing doves that are NOT homing pigeons is very inhumane, as they will become prey to a great number of predators.
I will not ship or deliver my birds to you to perform your own release. Myself or someone from Winged Wishes will bring the birds to your release and perform the release to make sure the birds are always a safe as possible.
If you have any questions at all please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.