Good evening all
Well have to say there were more strong south winds today (just like yesterday)...so the birds are working hard to get home.
15 in the clock and counting. We're not through yet. The clock will continue to run and we'll keep chatting with you as we go!
Thanks for all the notes from yesterday and today. We have some pretty amazing connections with this pigeon flying gig - happy to be a part of it!
Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")
Good morning flyers!
Looks like we will continue to have some birds clocking in! We're currently at 12 birds as of 9am this morning. Also note that we have a tie for 11th...which will mean the 11th and 12th prize amounts will be combined and then split to share between those tied winners.
Congratulations again to those that have birds returned so far!
The skies are starting to show some blue in Niagara now - it was pretty overcast earlier this morning. I'm in St. Catharines, but very similar skies when I look to the east of me where Niagara Falls is. A bit of wind...but they're making their way.
Stay tuned...I will continue to check (as can you - on the RACE results page!).
Well...8 are home. We do have the one extra bird that returned late from a different toss (not eligible) - so technically 9 in the coop. We will continue to clock the birds in tomorrow and I will leave the clock running in the live mode for those who wish to check throughout the day (including me while at work!!).
Congratulations to the flyers with birds that trucked home hard today! We are proud of the birds so far who've made it back.
Ill let you know how the morning looks as I head to work - and I'll keep you posted with the updates as able through the day.
We had a great turn out of people here today and what a great vibe we had. Lots of chats and laughs - and we appreciate all who joined on the Facebook Live posting - that was our longest one yet! Thank you to everyone for their support and kind words along the way!
Have a great night - and we'll continue to update as the day goes on.
As our hands shake a bit this morning, and our stomachs a little uneasy with nerves...the birds were up at 8am in Englehart!
Unfortunately the internet was pretty spotty - but we got to use trusty FaceTime - and showed the release. We couldn't use the school - as school's in session today - but managed to find the baseball diamonds at the arena and go from there.
Check out the release if you're interested. 125 birds out...now we wait!
Good luck to all participants today!
The basketing is done, the birds are ready to go, and the list is ready on wincompanion in the race. All 125 are marked eligible and ready for clocking!
Rick is hoping for an 8am release in Englehart - we will do a Live for you on Facebook so watch for that.
If all goes smooth (is that a word in the pigeon language though?), Rick is thinking they might be back around 2:30 in the afternoon...let's keep our fingers crossed!
See you all tomorrow - plan to take some photos for our gallery on our website and if course to post onto social media - Instagram and Facebook.
Have a great night and here's to a wonderful day tomorrow!
Good afternoon flyers!
Just did a Facebook Live for anyone interested...showed the clock and then just now, uploaded the bird inventory/loft fly into the wincompanion program. It's listed in the TRAINERS section. 122 birds have clocked in. They had a fly around the property this afternoon - the sun was pretty bright and hot, but they all made it in. We did have 2 extra birds that were not in the race, that did return home...always a great thing right?
A thought for anyone that is hoping to come on the race day, which is set, weather dependent of course, for Monday, Sept. 20th. I will be here on Monday all day to assist with all of the uploading. Here's the thought, if you are coming, you are welcome to bring pigeons for auction (just please speak with Rick first - so he has knowledge of it, and can set up your birds on display accordingly). Also any pigeon products/items that you wish to sell - bring them! We figure there will be great people here to perhaps see your items!
Plan tomorrow, Rick is planning another loft fly. Looks like the weather is going to be great all weekend.
Have a great evening everyone,
Good morning everyone
I've just closed the race this morning. The total clocked in from the race was 117 officially. Add the 4 injured birds makes 121. Also, were thinking there's a couple of birds in the coop that weren't sent to the race but have returned from a previous toss. Hence why we'll do a loft fly with inventory today.
I'm also reviewing the birds are that are now missing, and will update those on the lost birds lost today.
Plan is for the MAIN race on Monday still. I'll do a Facebook Live later today with any updates and show the inventory at that point.
Thanks for staying up to date with us and we'll see you soon!
112 birds have returned from the race (plus 1 injured bird clocked), and a couple have returned from prior tosses, and we still have 3 other injured birds ready to race in the MAIN race. We have a race team!
Tomorrow, of course weather dependent, Rick is planning an inventory at minimum, and hopefully a loft fly. I will close the race tomorrow so that a proper inventory can be done.
He is hoping to do a small training toss on Friday and/or Saturday, weather dependent. We are planning for the MAIN race to be held on Sunday or Monday. We'll keep you posted as to the plans as we confirm them.
Have a great night!
Good afternoon everyone,
So far today, we have 109 on the clock - this would include the 2 unassigned birds (likely birds that weren't entered into this race, and have returned from a previous race/training toss). This also includes the injured bird that is not eligible. Leaving 106 on the clock technically. Add in the 4 injured birds...we're at 110 home!
Just thought I would send out a message so you can know what I know as it happens!
The weather is quite sunny, and warm. Some clouds in the the sky, and a bit of a breeze in Niagara.
I'll post another update later this evening, and likely do a Facebook Live when I return home from work later this afternoon.
Hope everyone is having a great day,
A much more positive day - with a total now of 95 (96 with the ineligible injured bird) in the clock. Add in the other 3 injured birds that are in the coop and the potential 2 unassigned birds that have clocked (that we're thinking are birds from a different training toss), we're actually at 101 that will be going to the MAIN race!
We will continue to keep the clock going so that we continue to show what birds have returned online.
Rick is really thinking that the birds went the other way around Lake Ontario and we'll likely get more birds tomorrow. We will continue to post news and what our next steps will be.
Thanks to everyone who reached out today - again, you kind words are so much appreciated.