News and Updates
Feb-02-2019
UPDATE

Hi All

 

Just an update on training. We are supposed to have a lot of rain on and off until Thursday next week.  I’ll do as much loft flying as possible between storms. Yesterday the birds went up for an hour in the morning and all doing well. 

 

Thanks!

C

Jan-29-2019
UPDATE

Hi All

 

We did a short toss this morning from 15 miles.  I did it later in the day so that the birds could feel a bit of warm weather.  They did great. So Cal is weird when it comes to weather so I dont want to get caught out by hot weather on race day.

 We have some rain moving in again on Thursday so training will work around that.  I flag the birds when they loft fly so they are getting into shape now.

 

For all winners from last years race, all 1099's were mailed out today.

 

Thanks!

C

Jan-25-2019
UPDATE

Hi All

 

We had a very nice toss this morning.  At release there was a little breeze which got a little windier as the day went on. Luckily we had most of the birds home before  that. I have looked at them and I do not see any injuries. 

 

The wind is supposed to be bad tomorrow and Saturday so we will monitor it. We are ahead of schedule at the moment and there seems to be no rain on the horizon. 

 

Just wanted to to say I still have some perch fees outstanding. I am going to mark all the birds as “unassigned breeder“ on Feb 2 if I don’t have the perch fees.  To avoid any confusion please get the perch fees in by February 2.

 

Thanks!

C

 

 

Jan-10-2019
UPDATE

Hi All

 

Birds are doing great.  Yesterday we went 25 miles.  When I got back to the loft I checked the Wincompanion and to my dismay only 159 birds had clocked.  As you can imagine stress levels went way high!!!!  I looked in the loft and they looked like they were all back.  In short Wincompaion had shut down.  I called Terry and we were perplexed as to why.

We then downloaded some new software and I kicked about 40 birds out and everything was fine.  I did not want to make that toss live yesterday as I would have had plenty of phone calls to say the least!!

 

I do have one bird 1232 that does not like going in.  He hangs around the roof of my deck when he gets home.  Hopefully when we are further out he will trap better.

 

I went 10 again this morning just to make sure everything was working OK.  In short all is good again.

 

We have some rain coming in on Saturday and lasting into next week.  I will loft fly when I can and hopefully we get a break to go out again.

 

Best

C

Jan-04-2019
UPDATE

Hi All

 

Birds are doing great and we are training!!  I am glad I have started early as it looks like we are in for some rain next week.  We had one bird come back today that has hit something or it was hit by a hawk.  It will remain in the loft and will not go on anymore trainers.  Bird belongs to Joe Z.

 

Hawks are still around.... We had a bird (taranto loft2)  that lost its chip and has been redone. 

 

Health is great!

 

Best

C

Dec-24-2018
UPDATE

Hi all

 

Birds are doing great.  We went 10 again today. We have a few birds that just love to fly and and don’t want to trap. The last 20 in the clock seem to just want to keep going. 

 

Health th is the best I have ever had it.

Merry Christmas to all!

 

best

C

Dec-17-2018
UPDATE

Hi All

 

Just a reminder that we are only releasing about 18-20 birds at a time until we are at the 70 mile station.  I do not want birds coming home hurt due to hitting wires.  

 

Thanks!

C

Dec-14-2018
UPDATE TRAINING

Hi All

We started training today!!!  I am going to take it slow. We did 4 trailer loads and let them go at the bottom of my driveway this week.  We went today about 4 miles. The clock says we are missing 8 but I am sure some surfed over each other when they got home. We will do another 4 mile on Sunday. We are still having problems with a hawk. I know he got at least 1 this week as my neighbor brought me a leg.   

 

Best

C

Nov-28-2018
UPDATE

Hi All

 

Birds are doing great. We did an inventory this morning and there were 3 foreign chips so we will look in to that. Also the birds clock very fast so there might be some that did not clock.  

 

Thanks

C

Nov-21-2018
UPDATE

Hi All

 

Birds are doing well and we have them out daily and most are flying for at least an hour.  We are still having some problems with hawks.  We are dealing with it.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all

 

C

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