News and Updates
Nov-16-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Our 35 mile toss went great. Almost all the birds returned in aproximately 48 minutes. We had about 12 late birds as best I can remember. We did clock the birds. Since 3 or 4 are still out we left the clock on in the loft. I will post this toss tomorrow (Friday).

On all the days we are unable to toss due to weather, we still try to flag the birds to keep them fit. They always exercise well.

Our next toss will be 55 miles. The birds look fantastic. 

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-11-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

A complete inventory list is now posted. We have a bird, SOI 8545, that has been living here and training with the race birds. He has been here for a while. His owner is willing to see if he continues to stay and if he does reasonably well he would like to enter him in the race. I can't think of a reason why this would be a problem but if someone doesn't like the idea please speak up. The majority rules. It would probably be a first in one loft racing to have a bird relocate and win a prize.

The weather is constantly changing here. We will toss from 35 miles on the 1st good day.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

 

Nov-11-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The temperature plunged to 22 degrees this morning. We have been busy putting down wood floors over the expanded metal floors. We covered these with ground corn cob bedding. The birds will be much more comfortable. This will keep the cold and humidity off them.

We plan to toss the birds from 35 miles again on Tuesday. If this goes well we will begin tossing from our 55 mile station.

We plan to check each bird individually to make sure every bird is being clocked. We will post the results tomorrow evening.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-06-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We tossed the birds from 35 miles today. They did excellent. This is about as good a time as we will get from this spot. If the weather allows we will toss tomorrow from there again.

The last bird on the list is our little white grizzle that had a crop bruise. We rested her for 1 week and today we single tossed her from 10 miles. She flew home in about 15 minutes. We will release her with the other birds on the next toss.

I thought we had all the birds home when I removed the clocking system. I think we are 5 or 6 birds short. I am very sure most or all are here but got missed as they clocked. We had 120 birds clock in 60 seconds. Many more right behind. I will try to run all the birds over the antenna's tomorrow and let you know who was here with the first birds.

We think our mystery bird is a bird that lofted in and has been training with our birds. Due to our computer crash, which has been resolved, we were unable to check each individual bird this past weekend. We plan to do that this weekend. The mystery will be solved and there are some interesting possibilities that we may need to discuss.

Good luck,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-02-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had extreme fog this morning. It took a while for it to lift. This was followed with strong winds. We will toss from 21 miles tomorrow.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Oct-31-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

CIRCLE 24 and VITA 1272 returned Tuesday morning from the Monday morning toss. VITA 1272 is in good shape. CIRCLE 24 has a bruised crop from flying into something. She is isolated where she can rest and eat for a few days or more. I will try to work her back in if possible.

The weather is really bad for a couple more days and then right back to our 21 mile station.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Oct-29-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds were tossed in 1 group today. They had strong winds from the right. They took an hour to arrive but they came on the line of flight. I think they had to stay down low all the way to stay out of the wind as much as possible. 

Almost all the birds came together. As they were going in a hawk showed up. That's why there is a break in the trapping times between birds 107 and 108. 

GTO 1239, ARPU 41080, and GSV 2174 were among the very first birds to trap. The clock missed them. They were scanned when we ran all the birds back over the pads. The last two birds clocked were late today.

The weather looks bad for the next few days. We will loft fly if possible. We will toss the birds from 21 miles at least 1 more time before jumping to 35 miles.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

 

Oct-28-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

NPA 1601 and GTO 894 returned in fine shape this afternoon. They will be going on tomorrow's 21 mile toss. Both birds performed well on the previous 15 mile toss.

Oct-28-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We tossed 2 groups 18 minutes apart. Both groups did very well. The first group missed slightly and hooked in from the north. 

The last 2 birds, HOHC 2930 and FLYH 1849, were among the first birds but were missed by the clock. They were scanned when we ran all the birds back over the pads. We always have 1 more bird home than the list shows due to our mystery bird having a dead band. We will fix this next weekend.

VIK 1212 came home from yesterday's toss as we were basketing the birds for today. She is in good shape, just tired. Of course we kept her home today to eat and rest.

Tomorow we plan to toss from 21 miles.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Oct-27-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We tossed from 15 miles today. We tossed the birds in 2 seperate groups 18 minutes apart. The birds performed faster than on the 10 mile tosses. The second group's time was about 8 minutes faster than the first group. Just so you know, all the birds in the loft are together so the first and second groups are not the same pigeons each time.

The last 2 birds on the list were among the first birds home but were missed by the clock. We still have 6 birds missing but I'm hopeful they will return tomorrow. We will toss from 15 miles again tomorrow. If this toss goes well we will toss from 21 miles on Monday.

Good luck,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

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