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")
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!
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!
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.
Jeane (The "1st Pigeon Lady")
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!
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!
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!
The birds are basketed and Rick will be letting them out for a loft fly tomorrow - as the basket list wouldn't pull through to wincompanion today. Sorry for the delay - but I'm having issues with wincompanion. I'll be on the horn to our support in the morning. Thanks for your patience as we get into the regular routine of scanning them.
There are 338 birds that we manually basketed today.
From the handling today - Rick is really excited for them to train...they handled fantastic. He said to me that he's very impressed with the quality of the birds that people sent in this year. Thanks to everyone for great birds to work with!
Watch for tomorrow's clocking from the open race basketing that we did today - it should show through on wincompanion tomorrow.
Tomorrow I will do a Facebook Live to show the race entry list (basketing list) that I have sitting in my hands right now. This will confirm for you that the inventory was completed...just not uploading as I hoped for. Every year, I work through this and I apologize for the delays.
Good evening everyone
Rick and I are doing a hand inventory much later this evening...so watch for it tomorrow morning. Our plan is to do a hand inventory every Sunday each week. Training as well is getting underway soon!
Posted a few videos of today on Facebook and Instagram - take a peak - the birds look great!
Take a peak...have a great night!
The one loft birds have been enjoying loft flies this week...all sections out together each day. The days have been spotty with still a lot of sunshine, but often some showers throughout the day. This morning, mid morning, we had quite the thunder and lightening storm.
This weekend, we'll do a hand scanned inventory - logged properly, so that you can see the status of the birds.
Monday, Rick will be basketing all of the birds, of course dependent on weather, and he'll let them out in our front yard to get them used to be released, and more practice flying together.
Excited to see this part start!
Have a great night...see you soon!