The first hotspot turned out to be a disaster for the syndicate birds. 1048 birds were liberated at 6.45am from 60 miles. The winner clocked at 8.24am and the remaining birds were clocked during the following 3-4 hours. It appears they have hit trouble somewhere along the line as pigeons should be able to complete 60 miles in under 2 hours easily. The birds that have been doing well in training are either missing or a long way down the result sheet. The result is not good reading for the share holders in the syndicate but as there are 90 birds missing we should be grateful they are still in the loft ready to fight another day. We recorded 710th, 728th, 753rd and 923rd. Our best bird who has been doing very well has not timed and this is a major blow, but he has plenty of time to make his way back to the loft. We activated birds for synciate 4 and 5 this morning and details are on the share holders / results page on the website.
A blow to us, but we live to fight another day.