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PostSubject: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptyFri Apr 21, 2017 7:24 am

I took this picture yesterday morning - mainly to enable me to count the birds.  I am still not very good at counting birds when they are flying.

I think there are 21 altogether - we have 22 second rounders, but one is still a bit unsure about its capabilities to fly.  It will only fly around the loft right now, but give it time, it will get up with the rest.

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I know one can't tell a great deal from this image, but they all seem to be coming on well, eating well, and this lot love to get as high as they can. I have never known any group of pigeons that seem to enjoy flying as high as these lot do. Sometimes you can only see them when they turn and the sun flashes on the underneath of their wings.

For me, this is one of the really enjoyable things about bringing up young birds.

Any tips on how to count a kit of birds when they are flying?

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PostSubject: Re: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptyFri Apr 21, 2017 10:43 am

i find it easier to count them in 3`s when they are flying, maybe just me but that's the easiest way for me....
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take a picture and count them Smile
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Ahem....count them before they go out and then on return???
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I always count them front to back may take a few times to count them all in one go lol best count them when their feeding
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PostSubject: Re: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptyFri Apr 21, 2017 6:29 pm

We have had a few hawk attacks when the birds are flying out. That is why I count them in the air.

Just my stupid thing I guess.

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PostSubject: Re: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptyFri Apr 21, 2017 7:18 pm

halcanada wrote:
Ahem....count them before they go out and then on return???


lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptySat Apr 22, 2017 1:23 am

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Ahem....count them before they go out and then on return???
Steady on Hal Smile Smile your attempting to make things really complicated etc I suspect lol! lol! lol! with that bit of wisdom. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptySat Apr 22, 2017 9:54 pm

Knackered wrote:
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Ahem....count them before they go out and then on return???
Steady on Hal Smile Smile your attempting to make things really complicated etc I suspect lol! lol! lol! with that bit of wisdom. cheers
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it was the sort of answer you would have come up with knackered, hal beat you to it.......... lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptySun Apr 23, 2017 1:57 am

David wrote:
Knackered wrote:
halcanada wrote:
Ahem....count them before they go out and then on return???
Steady on Hal Smile Smile your attempting to make things really complicated etc I suspect lol! lol! lol! with that bit of wisdom. cheers
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it was the sort of answer you would have come up with knackered, hal beat you to it.......... lol! lol!
Out foxed Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes by an old fellow Smile Smile with no hair etc David lol! lol! lol!. Where is that cliff as such  Wink Wink to take away the pain Smile Smile. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptySun Apr 23, 2017 2:05 am

what you doing up at this un godly hour knackered, you should be asleep in bed by now........ Razz Razz pirat pirat lol! lol!
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what you doing up at this un godly hour knackered, you should be asleep in bed by now........ Razz Razz pirat pirat lol! lol!
lol! lol! lol!  Your the one that should be in Bed David Smile Smile Near lunch time here etc Wink Wink & Im just waiting on my beloved missus here to get out of bed & put the roast on for my lunch as normal  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes "dream time, sadly" Smile Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Our Second round youngsters   Our Second round youngsters EmptySun Apr 23, 2017 2:48 am

I`m off now knackered, just been watching boxing.......... Razz Razz Sleep Sleep Sleep cheers
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I`m off now knackered, just been watching boxing.......... Razz Razz Sleep Sleep Sleep cheers
Ok Smile Smile I'm now off to watch the V-8's here. Beats watching the pigeons Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes as they move a bit faster than mine do now Wink Wink.  cheers
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strange hours we keep on the forum eh knackered............ Razz Razz enjoy your sleep......... Sleep Sleep Sleep cheers
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strange hours we keep on the forum eh knackered............ Razz Razz  enjoy your sleep......... Sleep Sleep Sleep cheers
Nothing wrong with my sleeping time here David Smile Smile your lot thou  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes are all out of kilter to me for some reason lol! lol! lol!. cheers
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