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A second post for the day!

The weather wasn't great here again today - this time rain and lots of wind.  Rick kept the birds in and then let them out later this afternoon for some time in their aviaries.

We've now moved into Section #9 of the Central Wing of the coop - it's great to see all the birds outside when you walk towards the coop!  Rick is working on the outside still (the wind made it hard to bring plywood over - so he didn't accomplish much today on the exterior of the coop)...instead he cleaned inside!

There are 2 birds in our sick bay that Rick separated from the other birds this week.  Knock on wood - we've had great health of the birds so far - so we'll see what some extra TLC will do for these two.

Tune into our Facebook Page (Rick Fyfe) to see the Facebook Live post from this evening for the latest view on the birds - I think you'll agree that they look great!

Last point for the day - we did extend the entry date to Sunday, May 30th.  Make sure to connect with us if you are dropping birds off so that Rick is ready!

Have a great night,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Morning all

We've announced an extension to the final drop off day - Sunday, May 30th.

We had some issues with a few flights later than expected, so we've opened up the drop off to all past the original end date.

Rain in Niagara today - we were just hit with a nice downpour for about 20 mins (at 8:30am) and we're waiting for the 2nd round to start around noon.  We'll see how it goes this afternoon for having the birds outside.

Stay tuned for the work that Rick is doing on the coop - inside and outside updates...hopefully I'll get to Facebook Live tonight.  If not, I'll post some pictures of what he is working on!

Have a great day!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening everyone,

It was a scorcher here today - really hot out...think it actually made it to 35 degrees celsius at the hottest point of the day.

The birds stayed in their aviaries, and stayed hydrated with looks like the weather starts to cool a little by tomorrow - so those "loft flys" should be able to happen soon!

Rick stayed inside the coop, working on the other side of the central wing of the coop to make room for all of the new birds that arrived over the weekend.

Me, well I am still working in wincompanion entering birds, but also double checking what I have listed as the band names and colours.

I plan on doing a Facebook Live tomorrow evening, as it's just too muggy, and my computer is right in front of me...not outside :)

Have a great night everyone

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening all

Another day of vaccinations under the belt...Sections 5 and 6 have now received their 2nd dose of the PMV vaccine.  The birds that had arrived this week also received a dose - their 1st dose of the vaccine today.

Rick did a lot of work on the exterior of the coop, staining and strategizing his "under the aviaries" look of the coop.  I'll keep you up to date with the work he continues to do on it!

It's been very warm over the long weekend and it looks like it will be very hot again tomorrow, but slightly cooler as the week progresses.  Rick will look at getting Section 4 out this week, with Sections 1, 2, and then 5 and 6 to follow as they're all double vaccinated now.

Back to work tomorrow - will be on Facebook later on in the day on Tuesday.  

See you then!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening everyone

Thanks for tuning in this morning to the Facebook Live - as I was able to connect with a few people this morning...always great to see everyone on there!

Rick did his pick up at Ryan's this afternoon at the regular scheduled time!  Thanks to those who met with him and entered birds.

We are completing the 1st dose of vaccines to those pigeons who arrive this weekend...and will continue to complete the 2nd dose to those who are due from the weekend of May 10th into tomorrow morning.

The birds are looking great, and Rick is pleased with their health (and poop! :) ).  He will be aiming for Section #4 this week and their "air time"...I'll keep you posted on that one.

Tune in tomorrow as I'll do another Facebook Live at some point in the day - be sure to say hello!

Have a great night all, see you tomorrow,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening everyone

Rick will be a slight bit late tomorrow at Ryan Zonnekeyn's house / Pioneer Club.

You are still very welcome to drop the birds off anytime tomorrow before Rick gets there - but he'll likely be closer to later afternoon.

We'll post in the mid morning tomorrow with thw time that Rick will be there in case you wish to see Rick in person (as he is a hard one to see

Thanks to everyone for your entries this year!  It's shaping up to look like a great year ahead!

We'll see you tomorrow on Facebook Live again as well!


Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good afternoon everyone

Very very hot and humid here today...Rick kept the birds in but they all still managed to have their outside time in the aviaries.

Rick was also leaving for the airport late afternoon, so that didnt leave much opportunity for free flying time today.

Another reminder that this is the last weekend for the acceptance of birds to the loft.  Rick announced yesterday that he would do one more pick up at Ryan Zonnekeyn's house - Pioneer Club on Sun. May 23rd from 1-2pm.  If you're planning to drop off or meet him there, please connect with us to let us know.  Rick's cell is 905-329-5139, or you can send us a message through Facebook messenger, or email us at


Have a great night all!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")




Evening again!

Had a great day in the loft - birds had lots of fresh air with the sunny weather and slight breeze through the day.

Rick had Section 3 out again - as he is focusing on one section at a time - getting their comfort (and Rick's) in a good place...and then he'll move to Section 4.  He is only letting out those Sections that have been fully vaccinated - so we'll get to those other sections soon enough!

The birds are showing signs of wanting to bathe in their water drinkers - so I asked Rick when will the "baths" start...he said that will start too - when the vaccines are done and the air time has been sufficient for a section.

Rick has now schedules one more pick up time set for this Sunday, May 23rd from about 1-2pm at Ryan Zonnekeyn's house in Bloomington.

Please let us know if you're planning to drop birds off so we don't miss you!

Thanks everyone!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good morning flyers,

A reminder that Rick will be at the CU office in Tillsonburg today at 12noon until 2pm picking up birds.

And as for the birds, they are doing great.  Section #3 that was out again late yesterday afternoon, all returned into the coop safe and sound.  Again, a sigh of relief as Rick begins this "free-flying" process!  Feel free to check out our Facebook Live from last night to watch the excitement (lol of the birds sitting on their aviaries...).  By the way, our Facebook page is under Rick's name (Rick Fyfe).

We'll continue with Section #4 shortly, allowing them some air time as well.

Sunny again today - as the outlook for the week and weekend is VERY WARM!

See you in the sun soon (on video!)!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")



Good morning all

It's another beautiful morning here in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada!

Yesterday was a great day, as Rick had the birds from Section #3 out to free fly, as I call it.  Many stayed close to the coop, not venturing further than the normal aviary space, and others decided to go for a fly...going a little further and staying oit much longer than we ever anticipated!

Nonetheless, all birds came home and were resting comfortably on their perches by night (pfewf!).

Rick also had the bobs on the traps to start them in the learning process of trapping in - it was a great start for the season!

Sonce the weather is great today, Rick might do Section #4 today...I'll keep you posted.  Take a look at our Facebook page for the Live video from yesterday if you're interested.

Have a great day everyone!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady)

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