News and Updates

Good evening everyone

Rick and I made it through our first inventory...a little rough with the upload...and still not 100% correct, but we're on our way to getting things looking clearer.

There are currently 340 listed in wincompanion, however we had 350 banded and 345 actually showed up on the module for clocking.  I've manually listed 3 - these were "unassigned", something that happens when the band number doesn't exactly match what is read in the I've fixed those ones.  2 of Milano Loft birds as well as Brad Wogan's 5th bird are in the coop.

I'm working on listing the ones actually missing - as missing...again, a work in progress!

Rick worked on the inside of the coop today - in the crazy heat.  He finished up the electronic system and made trapping boxes to ensure we capture bands in the module when the birds scan across the pads.  This went better than last year, as we had to do some adjustments to the trapping space, but as you can see, we're still missing a few of the bands in today's inventory.

We'll do another this week - to see how it looks.

Tune into our Facebook page - as I did a Facebook Live tonight to show the new trapping boxes and have a quick chat.

Have a great week everyone,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")



Hi flyers

Hopefully you are able to access our Facebook or Instagram pages, as we've posted some great pics of some of the birds tonight from our banding process.

I also posted a couple of videos from Rick calling in the birds from a larger loft fly this afternoon (again on Facebook and Instagram).  I've been having problems uploading pictures and videos directly to the website - apologies on that...I will keep trying to change the gallery so that you can access some newer photos **UPDATE** - just got some pics on the website - they're at the bottom of the Gallery Page...check them out!

Hope everyone is having a great night...see you soon on Facebook Live!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")



Evening everyone 

Well it's been a very rainy week this past week...can always tell since I don't have to water our plants much lately!

The birds did get some squeaked in loft flying time ovee the week, but me, I didn't venture out to the loft much, too soggy for my the pictures and videos lacked this week.  Rick is hoping the weather is better this week for some larger loft flies to happen!

Aiming for a Facebook Live tomorrow evening, where we can say hello and show off the birds a bit.

Hope you all had a great weekend, see you tomorrow!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Hi flyers,

A quick update for you...sections 9 & 10 were out flying today.  The weather became ugly late afternoon with thunderstorms and winds.  Most days Rick is alternating sections and all the birds are getting in some loft flying times.

Continuing with the electronic banding this week.  When all are banded and scanned, and confirmed with their appropriate number, we'll be able to get an inventory posted.

Have a great evening, and we'll get some pictures up again soon on Instagram and Facebook!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening all

Rick and I wanted to let you know we have finished the electronic bands for sections 5 and 6 now.  Sections 1 through 6 are now done.

We've also posted some great photos of a few of the birds from sections 5 and 6 while we were banding, onto Facebook and Instagram.

It was rainy off and on all day today - the weather looks pretty wet most of the week coming up.

Hope you all have a great Monday, see you soon online!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good evening everyone,

Was much better weather here today, no rain, and the sun wasn't beating as hard as it has been...great day.

Birds were close to the loft - as it was Rick's own race day (Saturdays always tends to be this way!).  Loft sections were cleaned today and a Facebook Live tour was completed earlier this evening.  Tune into our Facebook page to see the post.

All the birds are looking healthy.  We have banded sections #1 through #4 and are working on the rest of the coop this week.  It's lengthy process, but it's getting there!  I had some issues with entering the data into the unikon program, where I actually had to do it I accidentally deleted the first listing.'s done now.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening all,

The weather has been hotter than normal for MANY days now...humidity is crazy, and it's hard to stay outside for very long.  Rick has managed to time loft flies well, having multiple sections out at once.  The birds are starting to fly higher and in bigger groups...great to see.

Electronic bands are on the birds in sections 1 through 4...and I've got ALL the birds band numbers entered in unikon for the electronic banding system.  Still have to scan them through to coordinate the band with their's getting there!

Have a great week everyone,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good evening flyers

Today there was rain on and off throughout the day - but between the showers Rick was able to loft fly both sections 7 & 8, individually.  Over the last few days he's had all sections out individually and yesterday he had a full 1 through 4 section loft fly - where they we're all together out.  Looked great!

He's had the birds on darkening liquid for about a week now.

We're planning to electronic band on Sunday this weekend - looking forward to easy inventory and posting updates with this.

Thanks everyone for your support!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

(FYI - post created last night - forgot to hit send)


Good morning pigeon flyers!

It has been quite a few hot and humid days here in Niagara - today even Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Niagara - there's a humid airmass over the region...making it feel like upper 30s to 40s this afternoon.  This makes air flying time difficult for the young ones.  But we're still working on it.

All of the individual sections - now 1 through 11 have been out one by one on their own, flying around the coop over the past week.  This week, Rick is planning to start sections 1 through 4 flying all together.  Furthermore, the electronic bands for these 4 sections will be put on this week - making inventory so much more efficient!

Sick bay birds are looking good.  Rick is not in a rush to move them out, as he likes to keep a close eye on them for quite a while.

I did a Facebook Live last evening from inside the coop, as Rick was feeding them.  I noted that 5 birds have passed away and their owners have been contacted.  If you haven't been contacted, your birds are still here!

Hope everyone has a great day and stay safe, heatlhy, and cool!


Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening everyone 


Today the wind was too strong, so the birds didn't have any loft time...and Facebook Live didn't happen either.  Hoping the weather is better tomorrow and I can share on Facebook accordingly!

Yesterday, in between the rain spatterings, Sections 1, 2, and 4 had some loft flying time.

Rick is still aiming this week to have the birds in the West Wing (Sections 1 through 4) electronically banded.  This will be great for inventory and allowing you to see that you're birds are here!

Have a great night and we'll hopefully see you tomorrow night!

Jeane (aka "The1st Pigeon Lady")

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