Today's toss 75 miles is located on California Classic website. Yes, it was on wincompoanion home page earlier but there was a glitch. Anyway, much better toss today than Friday. Friday's toss of 70 miles was a tough one. Santa Ana winds came upon us fast. Birds were released with slight headwind and in between the release and loft winds got crazy and hot. 25-30 mph cross winds in the mountains. The winds were strong for 48 hrs making it tough for any late ones.
Today's toss was slight headwind 8-10 mph at release. Cooler temperatures along the way home.
Next toss looks like Wednesday. High winds expected in the desert the next few days. Will train accordingly.
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We had our first toss in the desert Sunday. That was the first time majority of birds made it home within a few hours. In past years, birds always come home in small groups all day. I'm sure it will happen here soon. Our plan was to go further in training this morning. However, High winds are currently still present in the desert and mountains. Yesterday and until just a few hours ago, winds were 30-50 mph. We decided to postpone until tomorrow.
For those coming to San Diego, Race info will be mailed out next week.
Today's trainer cancelled for both California Classic and Royal Cup. Heavy marine layer throughout the course. More overcast/ fog and rain conditions expected the next few days. Will train accordingly. Training most likely to resume on Saturday.
We hope to get a trainer in this morning. Overcast and drizzle have been holding us back the last few days. It's been so bad we have not been able to get the birds out to exercise. Yesterday, the weather was expected to improve but it did not. We had birds loaded for trainer and brought them back home. We released at the loft. With the cool misty weather birds flew for hours. We did have some birds that did not clock in both races, so if we get a trainer in this morning and some return early you will know your bird stayed out.
Training on hold for next 2 days. Thunderstorms currently in the mountains. Training went well this past week. We still had a few hot days with temps in the 100's. All birds still released in groups of 300-400. We will continue with 30-40 mile tosses for the next week.
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Training has been going very well for both California Classic and Royal Cup. All birds have been released in groups of 300-400. We try to release all birds within 30 minutes due to weather warming up. Currently, birds are returning home and playing around. usually 600-700 California birds keep flying. Some fly for another 20 minutes and others for a few hours. Especially. when cloudy and breezy.
Training has been going very well. We were able to toss everyday this past week. The weather has been on the warm side but the birds have had enough time to get home from their tosses. The next few days we will hold off on training. Another heat advisery for the next few days with temperatures mid 90's to 100's. We will do hand inventory today and tomorrow. The overall group of birds look and act fantastic.
The birds had daily tosses this past week. Everyday this past week, we had low clouds/overcast with minimal sun. Temps in the low 70's. Not the norm. Not the ideal training weather for youngsters learning the game. However, flying was fantastic. Majority of birds returning from flight flew for another 1 hour on average.
We are expecting warmer weather in the next few days. We will train accordingly.
***There are a few breeders that have not sent in their perch fees. Outstanding fees need to be in by September 1st. These breeders will be DQ and will forfeit rights to their birds.
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Training has started for all birds. We train 5-6 days a week weather permitting. We will continue to do weekly loft inventory until we reach 25 miles. Once we have some distance on the birds we will do Live clocking. This past week, we had some very hot days. We usually have a window to train early morning for a few hours. For those not familiar with our course, the first 50 miles is mountains with many different valleys. Our weather does not cool down until mid September whcih is why we work the birds out slowly.