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  1. Pliers for humanely despatching birds
  2. Yes very handy tool wouldn't be without them now
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    J&I Alston

    Sad news, condolences to Jocks family
  4. Gutted I'm not available that night. Nigel is a top bloke and what he doesn't know about pigeons isn't worth knowing
  5. That ring is an electronic chip ring it's used to record it's arrival at its home loft when racing so yes the bird has most likely been lost during a race. The other ring is its life ring with year of birth in this case 2023...the unique number for that year to I'd the individual pigeon and the organisation which the owner is a member in this case WCC that's the interesting part as nobody seems to be able to identify where WCC originates from
  6. Certainly is yes. Fantastic. Would be amazing to be able to trace the owner of the bird to see where it has come from and how on earth it has ended up where it is.
  7. Wow...My initial towered OLR bird maybe Florida Mexico or Cuba not sure any others in that region...then I looked closer cuba is still 2000 kilometers away ...Mexico and Florida be double that 🫣
  8. Best of luck everyone... some top lofts entered and the birds looked in cracking condition, unfortunately only 6 birds from Ayrshire the disaster we had on Saturday put paid to more entries. Well done to all involved
  9. Ayrshire due to be at Wooler. No chance of racing on Saturday at present due to weather. Sunday looks much better
  10. Belong to my one of my club mates at ardeer I'll send you his number
  11. Ayrshire federation struggling today from Wooler I've only 15/24. Birds been slow all day
  12. Agreed it's a nightmare for the guys to work with. Ayrshire also due at Wooler, I'd imagine our federation would look at dropping back to Lauder again rather than move elsewhere all together if we couldn't get up at Wooler. Saying that at the minute I think Sunday looks like the best of the weekend and we should be fine 🤞
  13. Ayrshire federation at Wooler this weekend. Another poor weekend of weather forecast so hopefully we get a race
  14. Ayrshire federation at Lauder second race of the season had 27/28 within half an hour of my timer with the last bird an hour later. Most members had 90% returns at clocks.
  15. Great race for Ayrshire today well done race team 👏
  16. Yeah, not sure what the birds he's flying now will be, he did sell off all his birds years back then re enter the sport so I'd imagine he will have tried to bring back some of his own birds although I honest wouldn't know other than following the results of the long distance performances in UK and the continent. Im sure I read somewhere he had some birds from another top flyer Noel Pieren. I could be wrong though. Like alot of the top distance men on the continent they will have similar bloodlines in their lofts. Some of them go back to the old mons wegge/sions, bricoux and delbar birds. Lots of Jan aardens and different men who've developed this strain Muller, Van Der Wegen, Van Geel, Ko Nipius, Buijck etc. Lists is endless,even the modern day 'internationals' as I call them ,Battenburg v.d merwe etc loads of ties to these birds.
  17. Sorry can't help you with axholme draft of Theelens but he's One of the all time greats at the distance still clocking good yins into his 90s only last week was well up at Marseille race 👏
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    Mark Gilbert in on the shift 👏 unbelievable performance from that bird
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    Superb, can't help but be a bit jealous of fanciers down south with the competition open to them and chance to mix it in the International races. Can't even have a combined result with local federations up here 😞
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    Anyone follow the international racing? What a race unfolding tonight from the biggest race of them all the Barcelona International. Looking at the times in France there could be UK birds on the night what a buzz that would be
  21. Good luck to everyone racing today. I've 5 at Guernsey through Ayrshire Federation. Hopefully birds cleared well
  22. Same blood responsible for plenty winners at this level. 1st international winner also GC of new laureat and Lloyd. Some birds
  23. Ayrshire federation with Lanarkshire at Billericay. Ardeer midweek sprint open race on Saturday from Livingston.
  24. Ayrshire race from Wooler ...SNFC from Brighton. Made decision today that were not sending to SNFC due to thunder forecast over the weekend. Good race programme ahead with joint libs with Lanarkshire and another Brighton with SNFC to give us plenty options over next few weeks. Won't be going to channel races other than Guernsey with federation. Looked at these last couple races all year so looking forward to them....best of luck to boys racing this weekend
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