News and Updates
Aug-26-2018
SUNDAY MORNING TRAINING

Morning,

 

And here we are - let's do this today!

 

Rick released the birds at 0830 this morning on highway 6 about 60 miles away.

 

It's a live clocking again,

 

Jeane

Aug-25-2018
PLAN FOR TOSS TOMORROW MORNING

Evening all,

 

Wanted to let you know that Rick is planning a training toss tomorrow morning from Highway 6.

 

Look for the update on the website as the day goes on!

 

I will be home to ensure the clock is accurate.

 

Thanks for your support,

 

Jeane (& Rick)

Aug-24-2018
AN UPDATE

Hi again,

 

Just a quick update from Rick,

 

The computer was turned off last night and not left in the coop overnight (as many of you know, the coop is quite a distance from the house).

 

I am at work today and we didn't put the computer back in this morning.

 

Rick is still tracking the birds returning on the module.  He has informed me that many birds have returned this morning, and all seem healthy, although  they are returning from the east.

 

Thanks,

 

Jeane

Aug-23-2018
AUG 23RD TRAINING - LIVE

Morning all racers,

Well I'm close to the loft and the laptop - for our first live training toss...crossing my fingers everything goes smoothly.

The birds were just released at 10:45am from Clappison's Corner (Hwy 5 and Hwy 6) near Flamborough.

Skies are beautiful, no clouds here in Niagara Falls right now, with a bit of a light breeze.

I'll keep you posted as to when the results start to show up.

 

Thanks,
Jeane

 

Aug-19-2018
UPDATE AGAIN

Got a few more late stragglers in ... updated on the training toss for today.

 

Just an FYI - I am off this Thursday and Friday from work, so Rick and I plan to do a live training toss for you.

 

Cheers,

Jeane

Aug-19-2018
218 VS 220

Hi for the 3rd time,

220 birds were clocked - however 2 were unassigned...Undecided

 

Jeane

Aug-19-2018
ALL UP THERE

Hi again

Just got the results posted - looks good.

Please contact us if you have any questions - we are always willing to chat with you!

Thanks for checking in,

Cool

Jeane

Aug-19-2018
GOOD AFTERNOON

Hi all

Happy Sunday to you - and Happy Birthday to me!!

Figured we'd update you on the training done this morning - and I'm downloading the results this afternoon (as I wasn't here this morning to set up the live clocking for Rick).

Rick took 233 birds for the toss this morning from Centennial Parkway and we have 220 birds clocked in.  However, some birds were jumping over each other as they were coming through the traps, so there is more than 220 in the coop right now.  Rick is making some modifications to the traps so that the birds can't skip over each other.

It was a cool, overcast morning when he released them at 10:20am.  Great for the birds, but also good for a falcon.  One bird was scooped up as the group was heading up in the air at the release point and Rick watched the unfortunate incident.  So we are down 1 bird for sure.

Hope you have a great evening, and we'll try and put up another training toss on the computer this week.

Thanks,
Jeane (& Rick)

Aug-12-2018
ANOTHER TRAINING TOSS THIS MORNING!

Good morning flyers!


Rick took the birds on a training toss this morning - 20 kms away.  It was a beautiful morning for them to fly.  He released them at 10:10am.

 

Watch later this afternoon for the posting of that toss as well as some pictures from today (and last week's toss)!

 

Jeane (& Rick)

Aug-06-2018
UPDATE FROM TODAY'S RESULTS

Evening all

 

After much work today in figuring out the system again - I lost (just a little bit).  Not entirely though.  The results of the training toss are there - just some birds are registering with "Breeder Unassigned" as a breeder name.  I managed to fix many of these readings - however, there are still quite a few left.

So glance at the training toss - and if you don'f find your bird, but you know your bird's band number, scroll to the breeder unassigned clockings and see if your bird is there.

I've closed the race - so my adjustments made with unikon after the clocking will not register into the module to account for changes.  I've decided to wait till the next training toss - to see if I've fixed the problem.

If you have any questions - please throw me an email and I can direct you as to how your birds did today.

Please don't panic if at some point later this week - the results from the toss look different (i.e. the breeder unassigned birds disappear...) as I may need to delete them to enter the proper information with the correct breeder.  The system doesn't like having the same bird assigned to 2 breeders (i.e. ABC Loft and Breeder Unassigned).

 

I will keep a hard copy of the training toss in my records in case there are changes made.

 

Again, thanks for understanding!

Jeane (& Rick...although his job was much easier than mine today with the birds!)

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