The birds were liberated at 6.45 this morning into a North Westerly wind. The birds really struggled and our first didn't arrive until 9.26am. (The club winner was 8.45am) We had 4 birds home by 11am and have had nothing since. Some top flyers are also reporting big losses. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. Failing to get anymore our racing season will be over before it has begun. We have just the 4 birds that arrived today left that have been trained.
Our first arrival seemed rather spooked and remained on the roof for a couple of minutes on returning. The only bright side is we went throught to the next round of the club knock-out. Our reward for this is a tie against the clubs top flyer, Bobby Thomas - a National winner and winner of the first 3 races this season! So what a reward that is! We hope to get a few in the morning but I am not holding out much hope!