Good afternoon everyone,
A different training toss this morning - Rick decided to let the groups of birds out, about 20-30 at a time to learn to fly in smaller groups. He let them out around 10am and they arrived home nicely. He took them, I think, around 30kms out.
I will post more later when I am home :)
Have a great Friday,Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")
Rick managed to get the birds around to the other side of Lake Ontario to Walker's Line. This is near Bronte Road - so I've used that as the release point for Wincompanion.
After having a quick conversation with Rick, he stated that within the first 20 minutes or so from the 1st bird arriving, over 240 birds clocked in...this was I believe after 12 noon...but I will check when I get home and post the results asap!
He did mention that he kept 4 birds back from this release, as they weren't in "perfect" condition for the toss.
As of 3pm or so, there were 247 in the clock.
Again - stay tuned and I will post the results when I get home.
Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")
The rain is really hitting us lately. Today was miserable looking in the morning and into the afternoon but Rick decided to do a short toss this afternoon. Since the birds were crated and ready to go - he took them about 20km as soon as there was a clearing.
There's a short video of the release, with a little overcast. I will post up on Facebook.
Rick managed to get the birds for another training toss today from about the same location - the heavy, cloudy skies did not permit for something further at this point. We're getting there - slowly but surely!
I've posted the results so far in wincompanion - 253 out of 255 sent.
We're planning for another tomorrow...weather permitting of course!
Have a great day,
For your reference:
16th through 20th $150
21st through 25th $75
26th through 30th $50
Each Prep Race (x3)
Last bird home on the day of the Main Race
I've placed the full payouts under the PAYOUTS tab linked under the wincompanion drop down.
We will pay the top 30 positions for the Main Race. We will also award the top 3 birds for average speed. Remember we also pay $500 to the last bird home on the day of the Main Race. This award is called the Terry Wintle Memorial Award and it is our 5th year doing this award.
The race schedule changes each day for Rick...we are tentative with our dates and will post something asap to start to "go" off of. Again, this will be tentative. Prime example is this past weekend, full of rain, that has limited his training tosses.
I hope everyone enjoyed your long weekends and are ready to tackle the week ahead.
Jeane (aka " The 1st Pigeon Lady")
I've finally posted this morning's training toss from Clappison's Corners - just west of there.
255 birds clocked in out of 256 sent.
A couple of groups came home, instead of the normal one big return.
Hope you're enjoying your Saturday of the long weekend!
Good evening all
Just finished watching the birds have a loft fly for the evening, and they're now in for the night.
Rick took them just west of Clappison's Corner this morning and released them around 8:10am.
There's 256 birds clocked as of this evening. I will keep the clock on for the night and into tomorrow in case there are some stragglers.
Check out the Facebook Live that I just did from this evening as the birds were let out for their loft fly - always cool to see.
Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!
Good morning everyone
The birds were up around 8am this morning from about a mile from Clappison's Corner - above 50kms.
Rick did catch a video of their release and I will post it later for you.
So far, he's let me know that there are over 240 birds in the clock - this will be posted later for you on wincompanion.
Have a great Wednesday everyone,Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")
Good evening everyone,
No training today - the rain was all over us today. Rick had the birds out for a good hour loft fly this afternoon from about 4:30-5:30 when the sun finally came out.
Plan for a training toss tomorrow as long as the weather is ok. He is looking at releasing them from Clappison's Corner which is over 50kms away.
Cross our fingers the weather cooperates!
Rick let me know the birds enjoyed a bath in the rain while they were in their aviaries during the day.
Have a great night,