News and Updates
Aug-28-2022
AUG. 27TH UPDATE - EVENING

Evening flyers,

Just FYI - more birds came home today, from the training toss, and from another day...as we're higher in bird count than we've been for a few days now.

The clock sits at 260 - a few more birds decided to make their way back this evening.

I'll keep the clock running until the am - then I believe Rick is going to try another toss in the morning.  I'll keep you posted!

Thanks,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-27-2022
SAT. AUG. 27TH TRAINING TOSS HAMILTON

Morning everyone

Rick released the birds from Hamilton this morning around 8:15am from a spot near the Hamilton Clubhouse.

The birds came home in a couple of groups - the first being just before 9am.

The distance of this race is between 40-50km, so I listed it under my 40km distance in wincompanion.

If you look at the results, under TRAINERS, you'll notice one bird showed up before 8am...(a really fast one lol), obviously returning from a previous trip outside the loft.  So technically there's 257 birds in the coop, and we'll keep it running today to see if another few return.

Have a great weekend,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-26-2022
FRI. AUG. 26 LOFT FLY

Good evening flyers

Rick decided on a loft fly this morning as there was spots of rain throughout the morning.  The birds actually flew in some light rain and some decided to stay flying out in the rain for quite some time.

Plan for tomorrow is a 40km training toss in the morning.

Stay tuned!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-26-2022
THURS. AUG. 25TH TRAINING TOSS 40KM

Good morning everyone,

A little tardy on the upload of the results from the 40km training toss yesterday, my apologies.

You'll note I used the 35km tracking spot in wincompanion as this 40km is an approximate distance.

259 birds have clocked in.

Plan for today was another toss - but it is calling for rain, and we're currently surrounded by rain.  Rick hopes to get them released for a good toss tomorrow morning if weather permits.

Happy Friday everyone, see you soon!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-22-2022
AUG. 22ND TRAINING TOSS

Good morning everyone

Rick was able to get the birds out for a ...20-25km as the weather looked to be "clear" for about an hour.

He released them around 8:45 released and they clocked in around 9:15am.

Rick made it home as they were arriving - and he noted that they came home in a group with a few scattered ones after.

As it sits at 11:10am, there are 259 out of 262 in the clock. They trapped fairly quickly.

I will upload the results when I get home from work later this afternoon.

Have a great day everyone,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-22-2022
20KM - TRAINING TOSS - CROSS YOUR FINGERS

So the weather is not looking great for the morning, but we still pushed ahead with a hand basketing...finished and posted now.  There are 262 birds ready for a fly.

Rick is hoping to get a 20km toss in tomorrow morning (Monday) but not 100% sure that'll happen with the rain.

I'll keep you posted as to what transpires in the morning.

Cross your fingers!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-21-2022
POSTPONE TRAINING TOSS

So there was downpours last night with crazy thunder and lightning when Rick went to basket the birds - the rain was unbelievable and the hydro was flickering on and off.  Not a great idea to put the birds through that.

Our aim now, since there's rain the forecast all day, is to do a Hand scan tonight and do a Live to say hi while in the process.

Hope to see you on Facebook later this evening!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-20-2022
AUG 19TH TRAINING TOSS

Hi everyone

I've finally uploaded the training toss from yesterday - Fri. Aug. 19th.  They were released at 9:05am and came home well.

I'm behind with this post - as I've been busy with my own work (this is Jeane) and went to the Canada Games early this morning and home later today!  Great times in Niagara with these events.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  Rick is basketing the birds tonight for another toss, planned for Sunday morning.  We will be doing a basket list for this so we'll have an updated hand inventory this way.

Thanks,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

Aug-15-2022
MON. AUG. 15TH UPDATE - OFFICIAL TRAINING STARTS!

Good morning flyers!

 

The first official training tosswas started this morning.  The birds completed a 5km toss in sunny conditions.  They came back as a large group and a video of their return is on Facebook as well.  Please look under the Trainer tab in wincompanion in the website for the results.  A hand inventory will still occur this week to check the bands.

 

With training underway, the plan is to continue training the birds for the new few weeks.  After each “Prep Race”, Rick will determine recovery time required before the next begins.  Likely the 4 Prep Races will be planned at about 5 days apart - of course weather dependent.  The Main Race will be likely a week following the last Prep Race.

 

Prize amounts to be posted in next couple of days under the Payout tab under wincompanion.

Aug-09-2022
AUG 7TH INVENTORY UP

Good evening everyone

Took me a little longer than anticipated to get the inventory up.  It states 264 - however, Rick and I are pretty certain that some bands aren't scanning properly (this often happens each year).

We will be doing a hand inventory this week - if we can't get the scanning done accurately.  A hand inventory just means we will handle each bird individually and scan them across the pad to ensure their bands are working properly.

Training will start next week - and the races will start soon!

Hope everyone had a great Monday - and see you online!

Jeane

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