News and Updates
Oct-15-2021

We are still patiently awaiting our clocks from Deister ~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Schedule-wise our plan is to start flagging birds in late November/December - remember these are late late-hatches so our schedule is still a ways out there. People are asking why we are not training yet - this is a February/March series ~~!

Temps have dipped and the earlier arrivals are really looking nice.

Best of luck in the races that are in progress ~~!

 

 

Sep-26-2021

Our temps have finally dipped - we may have seen our last 100 degree day this past week. Fall temps are here with temps in the 70's and light rain all day ~!!

Hopefully our clocks show up soon so we can complete the chip ring assignments.

The last group will be booster vaccinated and allowed to settle - still contemplating whether to pull flights as our races are in February/March. No rush as we have ample time to get them fully moulted/ routing for training start in December.

Best regards

Sep-14-2021
OK TO SHIP NEW ENTRIES/REPLACEMENTS THIS WEEK ~~!

OK to ship new entries/replacements this week ~~!

Best regards

Sep-08-2021
MISSING BIRD LIST

We continue to take replacements/last entries through September 17.

From the manual hand inventory, here are the missing birds that can be replaced:

328-AU21-APC Loft

365-AU21-GENE

685-AU21-TSR

989-AU21-LAZY AC

1109-AU21- BOOK

1188-AU21-HOP

2357-AU21-VITA (skinny and should be replaced)

7070-AU21-BON

16593-MX21-FMC

16594-MX21-FMC

Sep-07-2021

We isolated our clock problems over the last few days - sending BOTH  our two Unikons to Deister today for repair - one for battery change and other for defective switch/and not holding the clockings.

As such will be finishing up the tedious job of handchecking manually recording every bird in a spreadsheet, comparing to the current bird list and see which ones are missing! Our goal is to complete by end of day today.

 

Aug-25-2021

We are in the process of hand inventory - chip check by this weekend ~!

Any missing birds can be replaced through Friday Sept 17th.

Finally some dryer days in Arizona ~!

 

 

Aug-10-2021
RAIN - RAIN - RAIN

Rain, rain and more rain ~~! Is this really Arizona? Not complaining - our dams are filling up with the much needed water !

We will start a hand inventory this weekend - 

Great weather to get those entries in - much, much cooler ~!

 

Jul-28-2021
SHIP NOW - UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3

Cooler temps and we have finally started to dry out - we had more rain in 2 weeks than we had in many years combined ~~!

Continue to ship - we are taking birds until September 3rd. Training starts in mid to late December - so ample time to get through a good moult.

Best regards

Steve

Jul-22-2021
UPDATE: KEEP THOSE ENTRIES COMING IN ~~!

We are just at 200+ entries with about 6 weeks to go - expecting about 350 entries - which is a good manageable number.

Some cleanup still remaining from the storms - and the birds will be back out in full force.

Lots of rain with slightly cooler temperatures - weather patterns everywhere has been unpredictable.

Until next update - 

Jul-12-2021
CALM AFTER 2 NIGHTS OF STORMS ~!

All calm today after 2 nights of strong storms up to 70mph winds. Several lofts flipped on both nights close to us ~!

Fortunately the OLR is ok - just a few birds still flying around outside after the excitement. They escaped through the loading dock that blew open. We have to make adjustments to one of the OLR lofts that shifted with the winds - but super thankful that nothing catastrophic happened to the OLR.

Thanks to the great guys in my club that loaned me 2 lofts for my local youngbird team and brought them over and setup this morning. Now to get my local team to trap in there -