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    PostSubject: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:36 am

    Evening fellas. I was on this forum some months back. Lost my password, and had a hard time getting back on.

    I had a great breeding season this year, but have lost the war to the BOPS. My race teams were hit hard as soon as they started to route. I've lost 32 birds that I can confirm were falcon/hawk kills, as we have collected the remnants.
    We tried EVERYTHING. Too expensive to keep on feeding the BOPS.

    Special thanks to David, Hal, fieldwalker, and good ol' knackaroo. I took notes gentlemen. I thank all of you sincerely. I don't know any of you, but wish you well. I hope Europe won't fall uterly, i will keep you in my prayers.
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:31 am

    Romedius2 wrote:
    Evening fellas.  I was on this forum some months back.  Lost my password, and had a hard time getting back on.  

    I had a great breeding season this year, but have lost the war to the BOPS.  My race teams were hit hard as soon as they started to route.  I've lost 32 birds that I can confirm were falcon/hawk kills, as we have collected the remnants.  
    We tried EVERYTHING.  Too expensive to keep on feeding the BOPS.  

    Special thanks to David, Hal, fieldwalker, and good ol' knackaroo.  I took notes gentlemen.  I thank all of you sincerely. I don't know any of you, but wish you well.  I hope Europe won't fall uterly,  i will keep you in my prayers.  
    Disappointing news Rom. Tragic when one finds themselves in your sad type of situation I suggest. Could still thou maybe keep & breed a few for OLR type of thing or even go into the fancy side of the sport were many get great enjoyment from etc. As always Smile Smile your choice & whatever you do down the track, take care & enjoy Wink Wink. cheers
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:28 am

    hi rom, good to hear from you again......we wondered where you were.

    sorry to hear about you problems with the bops, it must be heart breaking for this to happen, lets hope things get better some time in the future, and you can start again, are you still keeping any in the loft or for pets...?

    if your having a break from the pigeons, maybe you could still pop on to contribute to the forum, your posts were always interesting, and they don't always have to be pigeon related.

    if you want, I can re set your password on your old account, so you can use it.
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:59 am

    I know the feeling having to part with our feathered friends after 75 years and more but I feel you could take up the showing side of the sport.

    It has many benifits over the racing side, you can always strangle the judge for instance.

    You see all the competition and there is no need to feed the BOP.

    Those involved are always helpful and the actual shows enjoyable.

    I like your reference to God the world needs him more than ever at this particular time.

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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:59 am

    I know the feeling having to part with our feathered friends after 75 years  and more but I feel you could take up the showing side of the sport.

    It has many benifits over the racing side, you can always strangle the judge for instance.

    You see all the competition and there is no need to feed the BOP.

    Those involved are  always helpful and the actual shows enjoyable.

    I like your reference to God the world needs him more than ever at this particular time.

    Regards.
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:55 pm

    Knackered wrote:
    Romedius2 wrote:
    Evening fellas.  I was on this forum some months back.  Lost my password, and had a hard time getting back on.  

    I had a great breeding season this year, but have lost the war to the BOPS.  My race teams were hit hard as soon as they started to route.  I've lost 32 birds that I can confirm were falcon/hawk kills, as we have collected the remnants.  
    We tried EVERYTHING.  Too expensive to keep on feeding the BOPS.  

    Special thanks to David, Hal, fieldwalker, and good ol' knackaroo.  I took notes gentlemen.  I thank all of you sincerely. I don't know any of you, but wish you well.  I hope Europe won't fall uterly,  i will keep you in my prayers.  
    Disappointing news Rom. Tragic when one finds themselves in your sad type of situation I suggest. Could still thou maybe keep & breed a few for OLR type of thing or even go into the fancy side of the sport were many get great enjoyment from etc. As always Smile Smile your choice & whatever you do down the track, take care & enjoy Wink Wink. cheers

    Yes sir Knackered. I'm keeping the survivors. I love watching them fly. I fixed the carb in a leaf blower to get the feathers off the lawn. lol! The show side of the sport is interesting, but it is learning, and working with a team that I really enjoy.
    Maybe the next generation can return my country to the ideals the country was founded on. The baby boomers sure rained destruction on freedom... I was desperate to get in touch with you gentlemen, but without a password the link trying to set up a new account wouldn't work. I figured I was banned.
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:59 pm

    David wrote:
    hi rom, good to hear from you again......we wondered where you were.

    sorry to hear about you problems with the bops, it must be heart breaking for this to happen, lets hope things get better some time in the future, and you can start again, are you still keeping any in the loft or for pets...?

    if your having a break from the pigeons, maybe you could still pop on to contribute to the forum, your posts were always interesting, and they don't always have to be pigeon related.

    if you want, I can re set your password on your old account, so you can use it.

    Thank you David. That is a kind and gracious offer. I would like to keep in touch. All of you have been excellent help.
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:02 pm

    MISTY wrote:
    I know the feeling having to part with our feathered friends after 75 years  and more but I feel you could take up the showing side of the sport.

    It has many benifits over the racing side, you can always strangle the judge for instance.

    You see all the competition and there is no need to feed the BOP.

    Those involved are  always helpful and the actual shows enjoyable.

    I like your reference to God the world needs him more than ever at this particular time.

    Regards.

    I may look into tipplers more actually. Seeing three bops working together though is a bit spooky though. We will see how things progress...off to work. I hope it doesn't snow today.
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:13 pm

    hi rom, I don't think you can send messages until you have made 10 posts, but you might be able to receive them/ read them....,,ill send you a pm with a temporary password, so you can log into your original account, you can then alter it to one of your choice.
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:18 am

    Hi rom. I am not sure of were you live or the size of your property. However. Consider this. It would work for me but I am out in the country.
    Hawks, raptors getting your birds. If you have the space, put up a small shed. Fill with chickens. Enclose the space with wire netting. Long and narrow run. Will leave it to your imagination but accros the top put bars or spacing or similiar. Just enough apart so the raptors can get in but not fly up and out. Variation of the Swedish Goshawk trap.
    The raptors should get in, eat or kill a chicken then try to get out with or without the chicken. After the raptors have eaten, they should leave your birds alone. The ones that do escape. They have been fed. Only so many raptors in a given area.
    It should go a long way to alleviate your problem.
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:59 am

    nobody likes to hear of anyone in such a predicament with their feathered friends but I do hope you can find a way to still have some enjoyment from the pigeons as has already been mentioned ....god luck in your endeavours atb
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:39 am

    Romedius2 wrote:
    Knackered wrote:
    Romedius2 wrote:
    Evening fellas.  I was on this forum some months back.  Lost my password, and had a hard time getting back on.  

    I had a great breeding season this year, but have lost the war to the BOPS.  My race teams were hit hard as soon as they started to route.  I've lost 32 birds that I can confirm were falcon/hawk kills, as we have collected the remnants.  
    We tried EVERYTHING.  Too expensive to keep on feeding the BOPS.  

    Special thanks to David, Hal, fieldwalker, and good ol' knackaroo.  I took notes gentlemen.  I thank all of you sincerely. I don't know any of you, but wish you well.  I hope Europe won't fall uterly,  i will keep you in my prayers.  
    Disappointing news Rom. Tragic when one finds themselves in your sad type of situation I suggest. Could still thou maybe keep & breed a few for OLR type of thing or even go into the fancy side of the sport were many get great enjoyment from etc. As always Smile Smile your choice & whatever you do down the track, take care & enjoy Wink Wink. cheers

    Yes sir Knackered.  I'm keeping the survivors.  I love watching them fly.  I fixed the carb in a leaf blower to get the feathers off the lawn. lol!   The show side of the sport is interesting, but it is learning, and working with a team that I really enjoy.  
    Maybe the next generation can return my country to the ideals the country was founded on.  The baby boomers sure rained destruction on freedom...   I was desperate to get in touch with you gentlemen, but without a password the link trying to set up a new account wouldn't work.  I figured I was banned.  
    MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Sir knackered lol! lol! lol! steady on Rom Wink Wink keep that up etc bounce bounce & I will be up there I suggest with our Sir Ray here lol! lol! lol! & there is no room at the top of the mountain for 2 I suspect I'm affraid especially, when one is a Geordie type etc Smile Smile. Now Rom Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes do I have a tale to tell, about a bloke that thought he was bullet proof as such Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad that should make you feel some what that your not on your on when sh*te happens etc Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes. For the moment here, time is short bounce bounce so just think Rota virus Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad & an old fella "who knows absolutely nothing" swimming in sh*te sadly like he has never seen in his life time before. cheers
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    PostSubject: Re: Farewell from Romedius   Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:59 am

    did you get your pm rom...?
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