News and Updates
Oct-05-2018

From 105 degrees to rain remnants from hurricane Rosa with highs of 82 - to now nice low morning temps - Birds are out in full force and readily taking to the skies. Unfortunately we have some predators out in full force too (hawks) that have been unusual. We are releasing one section at a time (3 sections now). We will not be flagging for the next few days until we address the current issues.

 

Best regards

Sep-30-2018

Birds were on open loft this afternoon ..... From 105 degrees (10 degrees above normal) in Phoenix during the week - we envy our neighbours in Tucson to the South of us where they are enjoying 71/95 degree lows/highs - much more conducive to pigeon flying.

Hurricane Rosa makes her approach from the Baja tonight and will bring rain and the threat of flood to the desert Southwest for the next 3 days dropping our temps by about 20 degrees. Birds will be locked up during this time.

 

Best regards

 

 

Sep-25-2018

I have deleted Sept 23/24th inventory due to Wincom/Unikon issues

We will run the birds out today and take a new inventory.

Temps are still in the 100+ range here - so still taking it easy on the birds. We expect overnight temps to start dipping to around 80 and highs to low 90's - these are optimal conditions for training/conditioning OLR birds. Absolutely NO need to overstress these birds in the heat after all the care/attention/hard work we have given in the Summer. There is also NO need to be traiining in these conditions - one wrong turn in the heat (= losses) - this is a One Loft Race that is under our schedule/control.

 

Best regards

Sep-24-2018

 Birds are being let out in 2 groups for the next week or so... so inventory will reflect that...

All is well - waiting on the abnormal 102+ temps to subside before we start flagging birds....

Best regards

Sep-20-2018

From 108 degrees this week to rain Wed and Thur and back to 103 degrees - not a whole lot going on with the birds this week ~~! Just continue to keep them healthy, monitor droppings. We are running a week behind schedule but as the cooler temps kick in - we should pick up the pace.

Best of luck ~!!

 

Sep-14-2018

Praying for the safety of those under the effects of Florence this week.

 

All is well here in Arizona - temperatures have climbed back up to 109 degrees just when we thought it was cooling off. We should see daytime high temperatures of less than 100 degrees as early as next Wednesday.

Birds are in great shape - droppings are rock solid, moult is progressing nicely -

Best of luck

Steve F.

 

Sep-11-2018

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Sep-10-2018

Birds are looking and feeling great - They almost seem to sense that the time is getting close to get the show on the road.

Updates will be more frequent now that we are getting closer to flagging and subsequent start of road training.

Dove season ends on September 15th. We will then flag the birds for several weeks - as soon as the group starts multiple routing flights - we take them down the road. Our strategy is the same as last year - they will BE TRAINED. It's not right that an entry fee has to be paid for a poorly trained pigeon - only to lose them in the 1st race or two. Just as it is not right for someone to have to pay a Perch fee for a bird that is "lost" off the loft.

Our training schedule will be published shortly.

Best regards

 

 

 

Sep-08-2018

Next year we are moving to Benzing Live clocking ~~!!

Working thru Live clocking issues: We were live clocking this morning up to about 7:40am when birds stopped uploading ~!!

Issue seems to be slow Hughes satellite Internet - that is halting/slowing the uploads and then causes Wincom to hang.

Today's clocking is now fully uploaded - we will continue working on this to get it optimal for training in October.

 

Best regards

 

 

Aug-28-2018

Deleted the last live clocking on Monday as the clock malfunctioned and did not clock all the birds.

This to eliminate any confusion as some people thought they had lost birds.

We should be back up and running early next week with the live clocking.

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