News and Updates
Sep-08-2022
SEPT. 8TH TRAINING TOSS - WALKER'S LINE

Hi everyone

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")

Sep-07-2022
QUICK TOSS - SEPT. 7TH UPDATE

Hi everyone

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.

Thanks

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Sep-06-2022
SEPT. 6TH TRAINING TOSS

Afternoon everyone,

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,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Sep-05-2022
PAYOUTS 2022

For your reference:

Payouts

Main Race

1st $5750

2nd $4500

3rd $3250

4th $2500

5th $2000

6th $1250

7th $1000

8th $800

9th $500

10th $450

11th $400

12th $375

13th $350

14th $300

15th $200

16th through 20th $150

21st through 25th $75

26th through 30th $50

 

Each Prep Race (x3)

1st $200

2nd $125

3rd $75

4th $50

5th $50

 

Average Speed

1st $1500

2nd $1000

3rd $500

 

Last bird home on the day of the Main Race

$500

Sep-05-2022
PAYOUTS & RACE SCHEDULES

Evening all,

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.

Thanks,

Jeane (aka " The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Sep-03-2022
SAT. SEPT. 3RD TRAINING TOSS

Afternoon flyers,

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!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Sep-02-2022
SEPT. 2ND UPDATE

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!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-31-2022
AUG. 31ST TRAINING TOSS - OVER 50KMS

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")

Aug-30-2022
AUG. 30TH UPDATE

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,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-28-2022
SUN. AUG. 28TH EVENING UPDATE

Evening flyers,

Just finished posting the results of the training toss today.  There's 260 birds clocked in.  Interestingly enough, 3 of those birds were missing in our stats.  So they've decided to rejoin the race.

If you look down the right side of the results listing, you'll notice the "Missing" piece and see who's decided to come back.

The birds had a loft fly tonight, and as I'm writing this, another bird has just come home.  I will update the results list momentarily...always an interesting life, this pigeon racing is :)

I'll keep you posted as the race schedule, which is very tentative but a little more "solid"...I will upload here on the UPDATES page this week...as well as the payouts.

Thanks!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

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