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Evening flyers,

Sunny and much less humid today - still around 30 degrees but far less wind.

Rick had Sections #3 & #4 out for a fly today.  All continues to look great with the health of the birds.

Doing some further vacciinations, there is an end in sight for the vaccine process!

As I mentioned in the Facebook Live last night, after the vaccinations are complete, Rick will be moving a few Sections around to even things out, and then he will be organizing the electronic clocking set up...which will then lead us to finally banding the birds!

I'll have final numbers soon too which will then lead us to what the prize money will look like for the prep and final races!

Excited to get things rolling for this season!

Have a great night,

 Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")



Evening flyers,

Today Rick had Section #1 out for a loft fly, they were back in by the time I got home...but he then let out Section #2 - so I did manage to catch the tail end of that one on Facebook Live.  Take a peak at the Facebook post for a good look at the birds.  I also shared some video in the Live of the sick bay...those birds are looking pretty good.  They are housed at the far end of the Central Wing, away from the other sections.

We are still actively vaccinating, and this will still take us probably 2 more weeks to complete all sections with their 2nd dose for PMV.

Sorting still through wincompanion and making sure the "t's" are crossed and the "i's" are dotted so that the information is all there.  Let us know if you want to name your birds - as I can add that in the listing as well!

The weather was still pretty hot and humid today - over 30 degrees celsius...but felt slightly "better" than the last few days, hence why the birds had some air time today.  They were calling for thunderstorms again tonight - but looks like they missed us completely.

I'll aim for another Facebook Live this week - or at minimum some pictures or videos!  Let us know if you have any questions!

Have a great night everyone,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good afternoon everyone

Overcast and very muggy outside today, even when I walked out the door early morning today, it was hot.  Right now, as I type it's 28 degrees celsius and feels like 38, and there's a risk of thundershowers later.

Wanted to let everyone know that I'll be doing a Facebook Live this evening at some point...likely around 5 or 5:30pm - hopefully between the thunderstorms that are on their way.

Have a great afternoon - and see you later on Facebook!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good afternoon everyone,

Yesterday had to be one of the windiest days I've seen in months...maybe years?  The birds were in their aviaries, but that's about it yesterday.

Today the breeze is still quite strong, but as was yesterday, the sun is beating down and the heat is pretty exhaustive.

I'm going to be updating wincompanion again today - and I'll see habout getting a video or some pictures done at some point as well today...we'll see about Facebook Live - as I know it's hard to hear me when the wind is blowing so strongly!

More vaccinations again this weekend...we're getting there.  It will be nice when the coop has completed their entire vaccination process and we can start looking at banding, and more air time.  Just a reminder that Rick doesn't have to rush to train the birds as our main races are not until keep that in mind...we do have a process, it's just a little "slower" looking than other OLR's who have multiple races through the season.

Thanks everyone for their support and great to see so many of you tune in when I do a Facebook Live - thanks again!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening all

Rick had Section #4 out today - about 25 of the birds from the group.  It was raining off and on the entire day - so he kept it to a small group in the afternoon hours.

I worked late and didn't make it onto Facebook Live tonight...tomorrow should be able to do a post!

There continues to be a few in the sick bay - no update on any changes there.

Weather doesn't look promising for tomorrow - guess it's calling for some steady rain.  We'll see how the day transpires.

Have a great night,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good evening pigeon fanciers,

Just chatted with Rick about the day with the birds.  They all had baths today, in their aviaries.  The winds were too strong today for any loft flying to happen.

Tomorrow he is planning on letting out the birds in Section #4 for some air time.  He wants to keep the birds in small groups when letting them out until he has all of the birds vaccinated.  It will still take a couple of weeks for this to be completed.

Rick is happy with the health of the birds.  There still continues to be 5 in the sick bay which he is closely monitoring.  We'll keep you posted on them.

See you soon on Facebook Live!

Have a great night,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Afternoon flyers!

Still overcast and very cool today - supposed to get warmer later today and hopefully the high winds will settle down.  Unfortunately there won't be any flying today as the birds would probably get whisked away pretty quickly!

I'm inside today inputting birds into wincompanion and double checking the colours and numbers on all entries.  Learning the band numbers for future reference too!  Thanks to everyone for your patience with me in getting all the birds entered into Wincompanion.

This is the last weekend for bird drop offs.  Once we have then inventory done, Rick is planning on setting up the electronic pads/clocking system asap - so that we will band the birds and be able to do inventory easily!

I'll see how this afternoon looks for doing a Facebook Live - the wind might be too noisy for the camera - so I might aim for Sunday!

Have a great day everyone,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")



Good morning everyone

All birds in Section #4 are safe and sound, came in last night with no issues.

Today is a gloomy rainy day.  I'm at work, but assume there's no flying time - loft flying, at all today.  Don't think the weather is going to let up.

I will continue to update wincompanion tonight and over the weekend.  Birds are still arriving until final numbers will be posted next week.

Not sure about Facebook Live later today - we'll see how the weather looks...maybe a photo instead?

Thanks to everyone for their entries!

See you online soon!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")



Evening everyone

Rick's likely already at the Toronto airport picking up more - I didn't get outside to do any videos as I'm feeling the effects of my 2nd COVID shot...worth every minute of it.

Section #4 was out today - they stayed very close to the coop and some bathed in the water Rick put out for them.  I'll have to bug him for pictures of it next time.  When he left for the airport there were 2 birds who hadn't trapped yet.

I'll be checking in a bit to see if they've come in.

Reminder that you are still able to drop birds off until Sunday, May 30th.

Please connect with us if you are making your way down here!

Enjoy your night and hopefully see you on Facebook Live tomorrow!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


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")

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