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 ~~!
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.
OK to ship new entries/replacements this week ~~!
We continue to take replacements/last entries through September 17.
From the manual hand inventory, here are the missing birds that can be replaced:
2357-AU21-VITA (skinny and should be replaced)
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.
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 ~!
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 ~!
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.
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 -
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 -