Marsh Board Walk

Went for a walk on a really nice morning. We were the first ones there so it was just us, the sound of the birds and the wind. There was a mother Mallard with a few babies. I also got to see a nice swamp sparrow who stuck around a bit. Black Tern’s were feeding. eBird Checklist – 22 May 2022 – Point Pelee NP–Marsh Boardwalk – 7 species

Adventure Time

So this up-coming weekend we will be trying something for our first time. We are somewhat new to birding, having just started this year. It seems we are really enjoying this hobby and have decided to expand our adventures. With the idea that we want to do this repeatedly we were trying to figure out the most affordable and flexible way of adventuring. Well, we decided we will try car

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The Baloney Detection Kit

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First Race of Young Bird Season

So the first race for the Young Bird season came and went this weekend. The race was supposed to be on Saturday and was delayed due to weather. I felt that day was ok so did a training toss myself and all went well. The race was moved to Sunday and I didn’t think the weather was very good for flying that day so I kept the birds at home.

Racing season about to start

I have been having so much fun with the pigeons. I have also been having a lot of fun with my uncle, the reason why I got into this in the first place. We have been working with each other to help make this enjoyable for both of us. I’m kind of forcing him to do things different than he has in the past but it seems like he is

Training

I have been taking the pigeons out on small training tosses. They have been getting further and further from home each time and now they are in St Catharines. They are doing really well and keep improving their time to get home. I would love to get a video of them coming in from one of these flights but so far they do a really good job of either being

First time away from home

On May 30th I brought the pigeons in a crate for their first time to be released away from their loft. I brought them north 5 km to see how well they do in getting home. This was a first for me to and I was very nervous. It’s hard to just let them go and hope they make it home. They did well and all made it home in