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PostSubject: How has today's racing gone   Sat May 14, 2016 7:10 pm

How's members racing gone today.... How where returns ?
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sat May 14, 2016 7:15 pm

Yes someone must have been racing today..
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sat May 14, 2016 7:33 pm

Yes would be nice to hear how members have done today.... Has anyone raced and got any results yet?
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sat May 14, 2016 8:00 pm

I was 10th club.
Got 8 out of 10 back so far, but my best cock came home hawked, only 4 tail flights left, hardly any secondaries left on either wing and an open wound above he's right leg.
I don't know how he made it home, he looks pretty poorly, I hope nothing's punctured internally.
The wound smells bad so I've given him a salt bath and put him in a basket indoors.


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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sat May 14, 2016 8:32 pm

we was 6th & 7th today racing from kingsdown my mate had the first 5 one out in front of me by 10 minuets the next 7 minuets behind but 3 minuets in front of me so a big well done to him had 21 back from 25 hope a couple more come tonight
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sat May 14, 2016 9:06 pm

Sorry to hear that steve terrible news

But we'll done to both of yous fir putting results up
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sat May 14, 2016 9:13 pm

Three missing from 18 sent. Last weeks first home is still away.

Racing pigeons are so unpredictable Question

Channel racing on the near horizon and not looking good for me the three away were all hopefuls pale
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sat May 14, 2016 10:24 pm

yer we was up today 1st and 3rd fed positions not known yet nice follow up to last weeks 2nd and 3rd funny race this week only got 8 out my 12 and they was spot on sean
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 6:03 am

Boosey wrote:
I was 10th club.
Got 8 out of 10 back so far, but my best cock came home hawked, only 4 tail flights left, hardly any secondaries left on either wing and an open wound above he's right leg.
I don't know how he made it home, he looks pretty poorly, I hope nothing's punctured internally.
The wound smells bad so I've given him a salt bath and put him in a basket indoors.


Hi Bossey
Firstly - well done on your 10th place.

What a shame about your cock ripped to bits. Poor thing (the bird I mean). Have you had to stitch him up? I remember when I raced as a young boy, having a hen come back with all it's chest muscles ripped open - that was wires not hawks.

I sowed it up with some of my Mum's sowing thread and a needle. It made a perfect recovery.

I think in some parts of the country, hawks are getting out of hand and 'something' need to be done about it. I know once, some of them were endangered, but now it is getting so that we can not let our pigeons out without fear of having them killed.

A friend of mine in Scotland has had 2 birds killed this WEEK by hawks and has lost 5 birds already this year. He says that the hawks are hunting in packs now!

Can't the RPRA do something! Or maybe they are - but it's not enough.

Anyway - all the best with getting your cock back to full health.

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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 7:47 am

Cheers Phil, the wound was all dry and scabbed over when it got home, the worrying thing was that it smelt so bad that I think the talons may have punctured something, he's a real power house though, I don't know how he managed to get away with so few feathers left.
That's the second one I've had hawked whilst racing this year, his daughter came back with only a few tail feathers from the 2nd race.
Your right it is a real problem now.
My race was 306 miles yesturday from Berwick to Essex so just think how many birds of prey they have to get past just to get home.

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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 8:32 am

8 th club, 2mins off first, worse is 5 down out of 30 Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 10:10 am

well done lads ...hope yer bird makes a full recovery steve
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 11:41 am

redrog wrote:
8 th club, 2mins off first, worse is 5 down out of 30 Crying or Very sad

On balance Redrog Smile Smile no major concerns from my point of view  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes. 5 a week lol! lol! lol! & you have 5 races left etc Wink Wink.  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 11:53 am

Hopefully the Eagle Owls will increase in population.
http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/2014/04/08/forest-of-bowlands-eagle-owls-new-hope-for-their-long-term-survival-may-be-in-sight/
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 4:56 pm

Boosey wrote:
Cheers Phil, the wound was all dry and scabbed over when it got home, the worrying thing was that it smelt so bad that I think the talons may have punctured something, he's a real power house though, I don't  know how he managed to get away with so few feathers left.
That's the second one I've had hawked whilst racing this year, his daughter came back with only a few tail feathers from the 2nd race.
Your right it is a real problem now.
My race was 306 miles yesturday from Berwick to Essex so just think how many birds of prey they have to get past just to get home.




Yes you are right my friend - Berwick to Essex on the north road is hard and I guess they meet a lot of Peregrines on-route.

It's a real drag, when you spend all your time breeding and training and looking after your birds, only to have some ......... of a hawk nab one for lunch!

I wish you better success in the future.

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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 8:18 pm

Yes disheartening when this happens....
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 8:22 pm

Just one missing now, last weeks winner in this morning has hit wires. very pleased to see him home.

He will be fine not too much damage, may even make a race in June.
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 8:27 pm

Glad to hear you got the winner back, would have been gutting to loose it.... Hope the last one turns up.
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Sun May 15, 2016 8:29 pm

Any more race results for this weekend...?
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Mon May 16, 2016 10:09 am

It doesn't look like many of the members raced this weekend David.
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PostSubject: Re: How has today's racing gone   Mon May 16, 2016 11:06 am

VanReet Man123 wrote:
It doesn't look like many of the members raced this weekend David.
it doesn't does it.... I'm sure more have than who are posting their results have though eh
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