WOW what a day its been here at WDW, the weather has been absolutely superb, after cleaning out early this morning myself and Rob vaccinated 125 youngsters, next we decided to segregate some of the latest intake of youngsters into different sections because some have been here slightly longer and we don’t want to hold their progress back.
The time was 10.25am and we had our first delivery by Walkers who dropped off 8 different lots of birds, we had birds from Ireland sent over by the 2014 WDW champions Cookstown Sizzlers, Karl and Glenn house some outstanding pigeons, there is not many lofts which can boast winning two one loft races, we also had birds from Sean Hughes who is another superb supporter of our race, Richard Lamb and Pat Maher sent over a bird each for the Stroke It Don’t Poke It Syndicate, all the youngsters arrived in top class condition and are a credit to them.
We also had birds from Liverpool for the For Joe Syndicate these have been entered bred by Lee Davison and Steve Radcliffe and what a cracking kit of 6 they are, this is another syndicate who have supported us since day one, we had 6 absolute belting youngsters bred by Miles Foster for the Foster, Sons & Daughter Syndicate, we ourselves actually purchased this syndicates bird ourself in the 2018 sale, Miles houses some outstanding birds, we had birds from Bridlington which are from Norman Robinson and again three beauties, Rob Jones from South Wales sent his team of 9 for the Team Islwyn Syndicate, Rob has supported our race for many years and the babies he has sent us are a credit to him, we had one bird bred by Tumley Loft Stud and its a beautiful Pied youngster bred in the purple, this bird has been specially bred for Stuart John Graham well mate, James and Vicky have done you proud.
We also had three crackers for G.J Hetherington Syndicate from North Yorkshire, also Z.Nowak from down in Plymouth sent up his three beauties, Zibby was in our race in 2018 and his entries raced superb, he had two from his three in the final finishing a very creditable 16th and 43rd Open we must all not forget this was our hardest race to date, the birds were convoyed by ourselves liberated on their own with no other birds racing from France that day so no help and they had a 30mph West North West Wind hitting them as they crossed the channel, not many old birds would have faced this so to get two from two is brilliant.
Terry Peart and his lovely wife travelled all the way up from Bournemouth with two of their syndicates three youngsters, I enjoyed having a good half hour with Terry who found the loft set up and location excellent, the two babies he bought are superb.
This afternoon we had birds dropped off by High Flyers, the first box we opened had three youngsters bred by John McNair for the Lotties Lofts Syndicate again absolutely beautiful, also Stuart Davenport from North Wales sent three of the six he has entered for the Team Dav Syndicate, in 2018 this syndicate finished a very creditable 6th Open in our very tough final again these three youngsters are a credit to him.
If we have missed anyone please let me know but with so many coming to-day its been a long day, we now have over 400 in the loft so its all systems go.
Remember Who Dares Wins
Gary, Annette & Rob