Aug 18, 19 and 20 the birds loft flew.
I took the blue team (plus 2 gold 'escorts') to a church at the 2.5 mile point, heading towards Dellinger.
Then I took the gold team to the Walmart on Hwy 411 in Rome.
All were home within 40 minutes.
Took the gold team to Dellinger, then on the way back I took the blue team back to the church.
Gold beat me home, blue were right after them. WTG birds!
Funny thing happened on the way to the toss... The birds were all in the large carrier.
I went over the speed bumps heading up to the school, and evidently the small top door flipped over.
I parked, and heard a noise so I looked in the rear window and saw that the birds were loose all over the truck!
Opened the doors and all of the birds flew out and headed home. Less than 20 minutes later I got the call that they were home and waiting.
Since the birds did so well at 6 miles, I took all 24 to the Girl Scout meeting. We put 2 birds in each of 6 baskets, and the girls released one basket at a time. Then the other 12 were released.
All birds flocked together and headed home in 15 minutes.