News and Updates
Aug-16-2021
MON. AUG. 16TH UPDATE

Good morning

Just wanted to write a quick note to let you know that I've uploaded the inventory print off from unikon - to the GALLERY tab on the website.  Scroll to the bottom of the Gallery pictures and you will see the listing there.

I will continue to work on the basketing list - and when I am home this evening, I will upload the 15km training toss results tonight.

Thanks for your patience!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-16-2021
SUNDAY AUG. 15TH UPDATE

Evening everyone,

We are currently completing the inventory (what should be the basketing list) for the open race that's listed in wincompanion.

My hopes are that the basketing list pulls through - but I'm not having much luck.  I ensure you that this will be working by prep race time (hopefully sooner)...I can scan the basketing list for your reference that I will put in the Gallery section/tab on the website and I will post on Facebook as a post as well tomorrow morning.

More tosses planned for this week - I'll keep you posted as the days go.

Hope everyone had a great evening!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-13-2021
FRI. AUG. 13TH UPDATE

Good morning flyers,

Well I made the attempt to pull the training toss over this morning - to capture all the birds that have clocked (321)...but no luck.

Rick and I are doing the weekly inventory on Sunday this weekend, so there will be an updated list at that point.

Sorry that I can't update for this 5km toss - I will look at the birds that are missing from the clock and update those accordingly.

Stay cool - it's another muggy one here today.

Have a great day and weekend...see you soon on Facebook Live!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-12-2021
PAYOUT INFORMATION! THURS. AUG. 12TH UPDATE

Good morning everyone!

Here is the payout information as promised:

MAIN RACE - scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 12th, 2021

1st - $6,500

2nd - $5,000

3rd - $4,000

4th - $3,500

5th - $3,000

6th - $2,500

7th - $2,000

8th - $1,500

9th - $1,250

10th - $1,000

11th - $750

12th - $500

13th - $400

14th - $300

15th - $200

16th through 20th - $150 each

21st through 30th - $100 each

Last bird to arrive home on the day of the Main Race - $500 "The 4th Annual Terry Wintle Memorial Award"

 

PREP RACE - scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 5th, 2021

1st - $500

2nd - $400

3rd - $300

4th and 5th - $200 each

6th and 7th - $100 each

8th through 10th - $50 each

 

Hope everyone has a great day - the winds here are strong and there are thunderstorms in the forecast for today - so we'll see where the day takes us!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-11-2021
AUG. 10TH MIDNIGHT OIL

Hi again

Just FYI - I've updated the entire bird list and have all missing birds now listed in the "Lost Birds" report - that you can find in wincompanion if you click on the "BIRDS" link and then the drop down option of "Lost Birds".

You can also just search your birds (select your loft name in the Birds Listing in wincompanion) and you will see which ones are marked missing.

If they continue to be missing on the 2nd time clocking a trainer - the next thing to do is change the designation to "LOST".  I will try and stay on it.  I will definitely mark the bird back to "YES" if it returns at anytime - that is the most important thing.

Keeping you up to date!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-11-2021
TUES. AUG. 10TH EVENING UPDATE

Evening everyone,

Had 3 more clock in since this afternoon...a total of 324 back from the 330 toss.  I will strike off now and close the race.  We may still have some come in late...we'll see!

I will update the "missing" categories for tomorrow for you all.

The plan tomorrow is to do another short training toss, 1km, from down the road.  Dependent upon weather of course, Rick is planning to increase the distance daily or every other day.

Will post when I've updated the missing list for you!

Thanks,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-10-2021
TUES. AUG. 10TH UPDATE

Good afternoon

So I've updated the inventory list from yesterday's short basket toss...a few more stragglers came in this morning...4 to be exact.

I will keep the clock going until this evening just to catch any more...and will strike off after this.

They are quiet in the coop today - as the weather has been calling for severe thunderstorms...we haven't seen them yet, but the winds pick up pretty strong once in a while.

Hope everyone is staying cool...it's another scorcher here today.

Thanks,

Jeane (The "1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-10-2021
MON. AUG. 9TH UPDATE

Evening all

So far have 315 through the clock as of 8pm tonight.  Rick had them up after 8am this morning just down the road.  We sent 330.  Rick did note that after he released them, a smaller group went very high up and he's wondering if they decided to take a trip of their own and go exploring (well Rick didn't exactly say it like that - but I make it sound better).

He noted a few later birds tonight, and we are wondering if we might see some more come in the morning.  The weather was very hot and humid, so I guess we wait.

We're going to keep the clock open and I will update it tomorrow on this inventory race so that you can see if your birds are here.

Did a Facebook Live earlier this evening of a quick loft fly - showing the height of the birds when they do go out - not sure how it looked on camera, but hopefully you get the idea.

Please connect with us if you have any questions.

Hope you all have a great night!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-09-2021
SUNDAY AUG. 8TH UPDATE

Evening all...late night here!

Birds were basketed tonight...did a Facebook Live through some of it.  Birds continue to feel great.  Tried to upload the basket list...however no luck.  The race mode is open though, so when Rick releases them tomorrow morning, they will scan through and I can upload the results then.  Rick is taking the birds just down the road, maybe 1km or so.  We want them to get used to the basketing and the release.

The results will be under the Trainer section in wincompanion.

Every Sunday we will continue to do the inventory as promised.  I will try to improve my videography capabilities - hee hee.

Stay tuned for further updates this week...and I will try and get the height that the birds have been flying on camera for you.

Have a great Monday!  See you soon!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-04-2021
AUG. 4TH INVENTORY

Afternoon folks,

Just posted the results from the "Hand Inventory/Trainer Race" in wincompanion.  I still need to go over the actually basketing list that wouldn't pull through last night and make sure the race matches that.

I will scan the actual basket list and post onto Facebook tomorrow so people can have a look through the list if they wish.

335 have scanned through as of 6;00pm tonight and we will leave the module on for a while to see if more scan through.  Rick has had the birds out today 2 times, so we'll keep an eye on the numbers for you all.

Take a peek at the Facebook Live that I just did - and you can see the actual module and also some of the birds flying outside that hadn't come in yet.

Birds are great - training to officially start next week!

Excitement begins!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

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