A day to day journal of a racing pigeon young bird team's training and races.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Lookin much better from 42 miles
My favorite drop
racing pigeons against sunrise
Yesterday's time was really good. Today's was slower but they had a pretty good head wind and even then it was okay - they were on time anyway. The best part - 27 of 30 clocked in on time! I check the loft and I had 31 last night. HOWEVER, 2 of them were without race bands which means they weren't here Sunday when I banded them all. After I released them, I called and the loft manager said there was already one eating. A straggler had come in - a futurity. Oh well. This was the 4th drop from 42 miles. Tomorrow makes 5 drops (as I want them to break this early). This weekend the weather is looking good for 2 drops from 64 miles. Then, if I can (and the weather is looking like I can), I will drop them from 42 miles again Monday & Tuesday (boxing night). I like to get them a good stretch before shipping.