Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Mossgiel

  1. The following rings were found beneath a peregrine's nest, Cupar, Fife. SU 21 AF 888. SU 21 AF 1953. SU 20 AF 282.
  2. On behalf of the Dundee & District flying club I would like to thank all fanciers who donated a young bird and all those that purchased a youngster at our breeder buyer sale today. Thanks also to auctioneer Bruce McKenzie, Pigeon Basics for allowing our sale to be advertised on the site, British Homing World and BHW scribe, Joe Murphy for giving our sale a mention. Good luck to everyone that purchased a youngster. Brian Donnelly.
  3. THIRTEEN-- SNFC / SNRPC 1st open winners donating to this sale, plus many other top fanciers !!
  4. The Dundee & District Flying club are to hold a breeder / buyer sale on Sunday, 10th April, 2022 in The Taxi Club, 80 Rosebank Street, Dundee DD3 6PG. Birds on view from 1pm, sale to commence 2pm Winning bloodlines will be on offer from club members and other top Scottish fanciers. Anyone wishing to donate a youngster would be much appreciated. This has been a popular sale in recent years, paying out around £700 each of the previous sales. All welcome, for what should be an enjoyable afternoon out.
  5. Rest in peace John, condolences to the family.
  6. Just read an excellent article on Robert Reid in this week's Racing Pigeon, written by Mary Thomson.
  7. I'm sorry to be reading this and really hope Jim reconsiders? Not many better fanciers than Jim Cullen.
  8. It's getting serious now Derek, the losses are not sustainable with old and young birds. Even diehard fanciers will be leaving the sport if we get many more seasons like this one.
  9. Lochee club - secretary Jim Bremner - tel 01382 623457.
  10. Congratulations Jim & Gary
  11. Mossgiel


    Pleased for you
  12. Mossgiel


    Hope you get her. It's hard enough to get that calibre of pigeon without them being taken by a percy around the loft.
  13. It's looking promising Derek
  14. Mossgiel


    Like most fanciers I have been plagued by Peregrines / Sparrowhawks for the best part of 20 years. My birds have been shut in since September last year and I started letting them out 15th March this year. The birds have been allowed their freedom for 1 hour a day and whilst out I stand at the loft conscious of a bop attack. During this period I have had one bird killed after a sparrowhawk chased it from the roof of the loft [ a neighbour handed in the leg of the bird with the ring still intact, about a week later ]. Another bird has disappeared during this period?? The last two evenings, while I was stood 8 feet in front of the loft the hen sparrowhawk attacked the birds in front of the loft, completely ignoring me standing only feet away!! They seem to have little fear of humans when they are focused on an attack. My birds are so on edge, that I have decided to shut them in for a while and hopefully the hawk will go to nest during this period ??
  • Create New...