Birds continue to train in two groups. The older group has been out 15 miles and the younger group has been released close to the loft. The first 20 miles always seem the toughest. We have seen our fair share of injuries already this season. We will have both groups together in a few weeks once the younger ones catch up. As expected older birds are slicked up very nice with the molt, while the younger birds still have a little more to go. Cooler temps are back today and should last at least a week
July 27th UpdateTraining has started!The younger groups continue to be trained from the back of the property while the older birds have been moved out about 1.5 miles. We will be combining both groups soon. We do have a nice cool down coming Thursday, after almost a week of high heat and high humidity. Once this cool down hits we expect the younger group to start showing more wing time. Once we see this they too will be down the road. As a reminder, we would like to get all of the birds named so if you haven't done so already please name your birds or we will do it for you. If you need help logging into your account please contact us or send us the names and we will get the name put in for you.
Below is a link to a short video of the younger birds being released from the property
This afternoon while calling in group 2 from a loft fly we had about 30/35 birds continue to fly. This is normal to see however this particular group had to of gotten scared by something because they were flying out of sight. We did see the group once again, and watched birds returning in singles early evening. We last counted 10 returning. We have left the traps open for another hour and are hopeful to see more birds return this evening and in the morning. Tomorrow we will reset the clock and show an inventory.
This past week was quite hot and humid at the Hoosier Classic. This week we are welcoming a nice cool down for a few days. Sunday night into Monday morning we experienced very strong storms with winds upwards of 80 mph. That storm has knocked our satellite off the loft for internet service. We have a technician scheduled to come tomorrow (Tuesday) to get it fixed and we will be back up and running with clocking the birds.The older birds are flying better each day while the younger groups still tend to play in and around the yard of the loft. Overall health is great with the older groups, however the younger groups are still working through some bugs. This will stabilize within the coming weeks.The birds will continue to exercise daily weather permitting. Once routing has started we will start road training. We have several weeks before that will start though. Remember there are plenty of birds on the For Sale list that can be purchased for those that would maybe like to add a bird to their team or anyone who would like to participate but was not able to get birds sent in. Have a great week everyone and we should have the internet fixed by tomorrow late morning to get the birds clocking again.
Birds were kept in the loft today due to cooler temperatures, high winds & rain. Depending on the weather tomorrow (winds) we will be letting them out to fly.
Hopefully this cool down doesn't last more than a day.