Good afternoon flyers,
I've posted the current inventory for the birds as it sits now. Look under the TRAINERS tab in wincompanion for this list.
We will be basketing the birds tonight after a good Thanksgiving dinner.
I'll keep you posted as to the basketing!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone,
Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")
Good evening all
Rick will be doing an inventory that I will be posting tomorrow...this way you'll see which birds are here as a few have returned that we believe have been missing since before the last prep race.
We will be basketing the birds on Sunday night for the MAIN RACE on Monday!
We welcome any spectators to the main race, and a couple of reminders are:
*Bring your own lawn chairs
*Please leave your pets at home, as we have a few wandering animals that we'd like to keep loose for the day
*Niagara Peninsula OLR merchandise will be for sale
*Light snack will be served
Have a great weekend and see you Monday!
I've closed off PREP RACE #3 and the results are in wincompanion. Congratulations to the winners, and all of the winners from the 3 prep races that were held!
We have our eyes set on Mon. Oct. 10th as our MAIN RACE day. Rick will be orchestrating a 300 mile release this year, remember this means 340 miles for the birds coming around the lake. We welcome anyone who wishes to join us on the day to watch for the birds to return.
Rick has been loft flying and will continue to do so until the race. He plans on a short training toss either tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday.
Stay tuned for an INVENTORY in the next day or two as there have been a couple of birds return - who didn't go to the third prep race.
Have a great week!
We had great returns this afternoon - check out the wincompanions RESULTS for the LIVE clocking, which is still underway.
There's 166 birds clocked as of about 4pm. I will continue to keep the clock running to catch any later birds who return home.
Our plan is still on for the MAIN RACE to be held next Mon. Oct. 10th from Englehart - of course, as always, weather dependent.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday, and we'll keep you updated with current inventory as the week goes on.
The birds are up at 8:45am from North Bay. Was sunny with no head wind on the release. Looking at the weather it looks like a slight head wind at the beginning of the race and there should be a tail wind at the end.
Good luck to everyone!
The birds are basketed and ready to go! We've loaded up 181 birds tonight and they off to North Bay in the wee early hours of the morning.
The weather looks good and I'll be here with Rick ready for the LIVE clocking to happen.
Stay tuned as we'll post a release video as able and keep you up to day with the results as they occur!
Ive officially closed PREP RACE #2. 180 clocked in out of 189.
Rick and I will ensure another inventory is done before the next PREP RACE.
Plan is for potential race on Monday or Tuesday, weather dependent as usual.
Congratulations again to all of our winners so far!
Good evening everyone
Release was at 10am - in a bit cooler weather with a slight tail wind.
The distance of today's race was 155 miles if flown in a straight line. Remember we have quite a large lake between most release points and the loft. The birds regulately fly around the lake adding about 50 miles to this distance. This is something pigeon fanciers forget about lofts in Niagara.
Today, a few of the birds managed to cross the lake going very high and clocking at fantastic speeds. Others came around the lake making their flying distance approximately 200 miles.
Most of the birds came in good time and some even came home playing, not tired at all.
Overall, we're very pleased with todays return. We'll keep the clock running until tomorrow.
Plan for the weekend is some loft flying and our 3rd PREP RACE from North Bay on Monday or Tuesda, weather permitting of course.
Have a great weekend - and CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
Good morning everyone,
The birds were released at 10am this morning in Huntsville. The weather is clear and sunny with a slight north wind.
Loft Manager D was able to get a video that I'll post later for you.
Good luck to all flyers!
Good late night
We're basketing birds tonight...a total of 189 birds are basketed now, ready to head off to Huntsville in the morning. Rick is hoping for a 10am release time and I'll be guiding him through the live clocking as the day goes on.
Please check the basketing list up on wincompanion in the RACES tab.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the results!