The birds went tonight again to Shirenewton (35 miles). Around 60 birds were liberated from 3 members at 6.40pm. On arriving back at my loft all mine (26) were home. A couple missing from the other 2 members but I am sure they will return shortly. A phone call to my brother confirmed the birds took about 55 minutes to complete the journey. I am not happy with the times they are doing this distance in and will continue to be trained until they are achieving a faster time than this!!
The weather is looking bleak for tomorrow evening so it could be a rest day for the birds with just a loft fly the order of the day. I plan to get to Shirenewton again Thursday if the weather permits.