Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31, 2010

Went to Euharlee early today, so Gold Team got to fly.
Just over 10 air miles and they beat me home again!

I'm very excited with the progress of the Gold Team, and am glad that Blue Team has started their training.

Friday, July 30, 2010

July 27-30

July 27 was a high electromagnetic storm day, so let the birds loose at the Walmart parking lot.
Less than 20 minutes later they were home.

July 28 loft flying. Blues still are not routing.

July 29 I took Gold team to White, to Zach's house. 20 minutes later, Dani called to tell me they were circling the house.

July 30 I took both teams, Blue and Gold for an easy toss at the end of the driveway. About half a mile, but the first time out of sight of the loft for Blue team. They did well and flew straight home. Not sure what would have happened if it was just Blue team... Will find out soon enough.

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010 - update and catch up

My Aunt contacted me, reminding me that I let my blog fall behind.
A busy week, then pneumonia will do that to you...

Had a bit of a busy time with band camp, but did releases
July 12, 14, and 16 from Adairsville High. Birds got home faster each time.
During band camp, the high school was the only choice for releases, since I was at the school from 8am until 5pm.

Then, on July 18 I had the birds loaded, went to a friend's house for a bridal shower.
It started storming, so I didn't toss on the way there, as planned.
On the way home, the storms became MUCH worse.
Birds rode home, and flew across the yard.

I ended up feverish that evening, and spent a week with pneumonia.
Released at 5 miles from all directions, since birds were always home in 20 minutes.
Tossed from Kingston, Harley Dealership at the interstate, and then up in the White area.

Finally got meds straight (thank you!) and am recovering. Still no energy, but feeling a little better.

July 23 (Friday) released at Food Lion. Woo hooo!!! Now we can service Adairsville!!
On July 25 (Sunday) we released almost at the Floyd Co. line to the west.

Grandpa (01 AU IPB B 17764) fathered 2 babies, hatched out July 24, 25.
Exciting times!

First babies will be moving to flyer loft today!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010

I realized that I'm only focusing on half the map, so today we backed down to 2.5 miles, and let them fly from the west.
Intersection of Cass White and I75. Lots of truck stops and other places there.

Birds swooped much lower over the road than I would have liked, then circled and eventually headed in what appeared to be the right direction.

Had a nice lady ask if they would come back, I told her no, they won't come back here, but they'll be at my house shortly waiting for me.
We talked for a few minutes, then I headed home.

Birds took a little longer than I expected to get home, but they all just appeared, circled over the house, then landed on the loft.

July 6, 2010

Loft flew Gold Team.

Hubby added lattice around the bottom of the loft, to keep the pigeons from hanging out under there.
Looks MUCH nicer!

Need another sheet, to do the ends.

Will be making a pen to include under the loft, to put the chickens in.

Picked up a pretty little bird in Canton, a bit older, had shown up at a lady's house, and she didn't know how to find the owner.
Bird only has a black snap on band.

Trying to locate the owner.

July 5, 2010

Released Gold Team at Adairsville High today.

Went home about an hour later, all birds were in the loft or picking at grass nearby.
Called them in.

Hubby made a door to keep W24 from sneaking out thru the bobs, since she had escaped again.

July 4, 2010

Gold team loft flew. All came in fine.

Went to Acworth to pick up one of my younger birds that had flown off on Monday.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 1 - 3, 2010

We camped July 1 and 2, coming home the afternoon of the 3rd.

Birds didn't fly Thursday or Friday.

Saturday the Gold Team got to loft fly.
Blue Team is waiting until I get a set of bobs for their side of the loft.