Birds are still going out every good day. Plan to start training in the next 2 weeks. The antenn's are not catching all the birds as they storm the traps. Working on it. Plan a hand on inventory shortly. Health is good, birds are flying "ok" need to keep pushing them now.
We now have 252 birds in the loft, birds working back in after hawk attack
This is a partial inventory as we had a nasty hawk attack and we have birds scattered hell west and crooked. The birds are hiding in the trees and everywhere else. Thought I would at least show you what went in. Tough year for the birds. Hawks don't usually show up here until late August.
This is the slow time for the October OLR's. We have had an ungodly amount of rain this summer. A lot of flooding. The birds have only been out a couple of times this past week. We pulled the tent flight recently, and. thy will start coming in. Good week of at least sunshine coming. Birds will be locked out for 3 hours daily. Time for them to pick up the pace a little. Will start turning the clock on several times a week.
Today we did a hands on inventory on all the birds in the loft. When the chips were put in their envelopes, a person who won't be named (you figure it out) got out of sorts and 17 birds were mischipped out of the envelopes. They are listed below. These birds are here and doing fine. The birds are in a heavy moult and it looks like a snow storm in the loft. The weather has been ridiculously not pigeon weather. Very hot with frequent thunderstorms. Hopefully it will cool down soon. 93 and very humid today. The following birds need their chips redone:
McLoft- 247-BB. IHC-1355-White Griz. PAOF-685-BB
IHC-538-BC. AA-113935-BB. WELSH-114-BB. PFC-422-BBPW. IHC-539-BC
RICH-739-BBPW. FOYS-13897-BC. IHC-540-BC. MVS-1104-BBWF.
BISON-2306-BCWF. McLoft-231-BB. TEAM PHOIX-97-BB. PNW-3535-BC. AA-8809-BB
we currently have 281 birds here.
The birds have been held in the lof this past week due to a heavy molt, and the weather is playing a big role also, due to thunderstorms and very high winds. We have been in the 90's and very humid. Our sickness seems to be on the tail end with only one new case in the last couple of days. This weekend, hopefully, we are going to pull the tenth flight, as we pulled 9 about a month ago, this will also be a hands on inventory.
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We had a major Cooper attack today. Birds went in all directions. Some are still scattered will probably work in before dark. If you are missing a bird please replace next week. The loft will be totally closed after that. We still have some lingering sickness in the youngest birds. please replace:
TSR- (gotta find the band). It doesn't matter-replace
There are about 15 birds still laying around in the sun outside. Today is my son's birthday and I am going to eat with them and will swing by and see if they went across the clock and close the trap up after we eat. It's the youngest ones that are still out
Tomorrow I will be doing another scan. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR BIRD IS MISSING BECAUSE THE SCAN DIDNT CATCH ALL THE BIRDS. Hopefully Terry has it working