News and Updates
Nov-02-2018
MAIL OUTS

     The first of our results packages were mailed out yesterday. More today and everyday until all are mailed. Thanks for your patience. Rick

Oct-26-2018
2018 PRIZE LIST

2018 Prizes

 

Oct-23-2018
RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

   I have been hacking and coughing for two weeks now. I have lost a lung and two ribs and am dripping on my key board as I type. No more excuses, everything will be up by Friday. Mail will go out on the weekend.

 

Rick

Sep-27-2018
SEPTEMBER 27

   I have a fantastic memory system. Very unique. I remember everything. All is filed in my noggin for safe keeping. Every  morning, the tumbler spins and a few things that I was suppose to do, pop up. This morning, I remembered to congratulate the people who won the Average Speed and the Master Breeder awards.

    Master Breeders.

1.   Weekend at Bernie's

2.   Rio & Max

3.   Sunshine Loft

Ace Pigeon Awards.

1.   Baden Feeds/Pete Mecca

2.   Joe Demedeiros

3.   Bator-Nanez

Congratulations to all of you!

     Return of the birds.

   We are sorting the birds { about 280 in the loft } and will start delivering on Monday. I hope to do Hamilton, Windsor and Toronto on Monday. I will go to Woodstock for the Windsor group, Hamilton for all the fellows in this area and the airport for Mississauga, etc. I will try to contact you all on Sunday for times. Thanks, Rick

 

Sep-24-2018
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23

   Congratulatons to the top sixteen birds in our 380 M Marathon race. Before I list the winners, let me fill you in on the release and all that stuff.

   The birds were released at 8 AM. I was jolted out of bed by my alarm at 5 AM. I checked the Weather Network and Acu Weather untill I was near blind. At 6 I went to Tim's, only to discover what looked like rain drops on the truck and trailer was really ice. Both weather stations told of clear skies to home and forcasted rain for mid afternoon. By 8 AM, the air had warmed up to 4 degrees { truck told me so} and I let the birds out. Because my body was in the way, 140 or so birds turned left and twenty or so turned right. Those turning right were over the highway and headed south, not to be seen again, Those that turned left headed over the village and managed to waste 5 minutes gathering the small groups into one flock before heading out. 

   I left the village at 8:30 AM and managed to drive 40 KM before I hit light rain. The weather that was to come later came sooner. At 10 I was in Engelhart and watched the Up North Combine birds being released, no rain here, but 10 minutes down the road, more rain. The birds had light rain for the first 200 plus KM and they had no wind to help them along. After that, sun, west winds and later north west winds.

 The birds arrived in great time and 8 landed on the drop, one being one of my GPS birds. 

  Congratulations to all those whose birds came home in race time. Kudos to the ones that won money.

1.........................John and Dyann........    Finally Gold allbeit a small pot.

2........................Him and Me..............  Suzanne Berdard and the other guy.

3.......................  Matt Long ..........    Super at the long end last year and again this year.

4....................... Ashley and Amitra........  More money for goats.

5.........................Chicady...........Dyann without John

6........................Pretty Bird Loft...   Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

7.......................A Batchelor.......... Too young to be married anyway

8......................Matt long.............Super again

9.......................A Batchelor....................not for long.

!0.................. Boris Sawycky..... The best from out west

11....................Rio and Max........... Bernie is back

12....................K & C Moore....... Top loft, top position

13.................Fanway Loft....... Famous all across Nova Scotia, Nick and Dave

14................Weekend at Bernie's..........and you're all invited

15....................Mario Rae....  Known all across Lake Simcoe

16.................. Red E Loft... and "E" doesn't stand for Ernie.

 

Seriously, congrats to all, your birds have done so well. Be proud!

Rick and Linda

Sep-22-2018
RELEASE AT THE 380

The birds will be up at 8am. It is chilly, no cold. Parts of me are standing up and parts are going to freeze off. Next time I will bring a coat. The sky is clear all the way home. No wind yet but it will come and it will be strong from the north. Good luck to all.

Rick

Sep-21-2018
PRIZE PAYOUT FOR THE 380M EMPIRE RACE

  The following is our payout for the 380 Special, to be flown on Saturday, September 22.

   1.......................$ 3,500.00

   2.......................$ 2,500.00

   3......................$  2,000.00

   4......................$  1,500.00

   5......................$  1,000.00

   6......................$    750.00

   7......................$    650.00

    8-16.................$    500.00 each.

 

Thanks and good luck to all participants.

Rick and Linda

 

Sep-20-2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING

   The number of birds entered in the 380, at present, is 146. Tomorrow we will do the basket list. Please check it tomorrow night. If needed, we can correct Thursday evening. I will do the prize list for all to see tomorrow.

Rick

Sep-19-2018
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

   Great toss today, crappy time with the clock. The birds were released at the 90 Km station at 12:00 noon. The sky was filled with dark clouds but the horizon was bright. The wind was steady and it was from the north east, giving them a boost home.

   I arrived back at the loft at 1:20 PM. There were no birds on the landing loft and all inside were busy eating. I checked the clock and noticed only 78 had registered. I don't have a clue why that happened. I walked all the pigeons back outside and locked the trap. It took awhile to reload the system but eventually, everything started working again.

  All the birds, when pushed out flew around the loft. None came down untill I opened the traps at 1:57 PM. This means, every bird flew the race and then loft flew again. They came down and trapped one after the other. The last group consisted of 18 pigeons and that group was up for more than one hour. The first 78 pigeons won't register again when they go into the trap for the second time.  Only a handfull registered in the last drop, the rest came from the first bunch home.

  Your birds are healthy and ready to race. Tonight is your last chance to activate. Call, I'll stay around the phone and the computor.

Rick

 

Sep-19-2018
2018-09-19

   The birds were released yesterday into cloudy skies. They had a north west wind pushing them home. The temperature was 22 degrees. When home, most trapped quickly but a few decided they wanted a bit of sun. All the birds went out at noon while we prepped the loft. All flew again with more than half flying for the better part of an hour. Most had a bath.

   There are birds returning each day from the 340 mile race. I will try to sort them out. Most come home in great shape. Today, the birds will go 90 KM and will be released in one group. Thursday we will create the basket list for Saturdays race. It will be posted on Wincompanion.

   Rick

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