Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday!

Happy Easter!

All 24 birds flew again from Manning Mill. Again all birds were home in less than 10 minutes.
Time to step up the mileage.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

another busy week...

while the new racers and baby whites born to our loft are settling in their new home, the white release teams are stretching their wings.

All 24 birds flew home on Tuesday, after being released at Hamilton Crossing Park. While a short flight home, it was in a new direction for the members of the green team.

All were home within 10 minutes.

Both teams flew home today from Manning Mill Park, as they continue to learn the area in preparation for the Vet Fest next Saturday in Adairsville.
5 miles in 10 minutes. Way to go, birds!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

We're BACK!

So, its Spring again, and time that I get back on schedule!
I've had a few emails asking what happened with my daily blogging, and the answer is...

During the school year I work 8 hour days in a classroom for children with moderate and severe disabilities. Then I work a second job driving the activity bus several days a week for the sports teams. With 12+ hour days, it is sometimes all I can do to get the birds fed, let alone work them a few days a week.

Things have changed here at Feathers Aloft. The white team is trained out well, and have done a few funerals, as well as several special events.
Most recent was during the Opening Ceremonies for the Bartow Little League Challenger League.
My daughter, who is an alumni of the Challenger League, was actually able to open one of the baskets at the end of the National Anthem.

And now, as well as training this year's babies for the white team, we have added black birds for "Over the Hill" parties. It will be fall before these little darlings are trained, but we keep working to provide more.

We've also started a racing team, with our first 15 dedicated racing birds.

All of these new birds also required a third building! The new building is 12 x 12, with 3 sections. We put the racers and the young white and black birds in there yesterday, and they LOVE having all that room.

Just a couple weeks until we'll start loft flying them, and then once school is out we'll be road training! Watch for updates and pictures!