News Updates

8/16/2019


High Desert Flyers,


Thank you to all who have sent for the 2020 series! We are done accepting birds and are very much looking forward to getting them in the air. We are sitting at around 650 in the loft. Wanted to say thank you to the flyers who continue to send to the race! We look forward to putting your birds to the test next spring. We also have a lot of new flyers this year. Just wanted to say thanks for giving the race a try. We hope your experience will be a good one. On our website, we have a page that talks about the course. The page needs some updating and adjusting but it gives you a general idea of what you can expect. Our motto is, "If you think every bird deserves a trophy, this isn't the race for you." Our hope is that by the end of the series you will find out who your best and toughest birds are. 


The weather the past week has been great. We have been in the 80's and have had a couple of thunderstorms. Prior to that, we were in the upper 90's. So we were quite glad to have a break in the weather. Birds overall are continuing to do well. Today was sunny and beautiful. The older birds enjoyed playing outside and the younger birds are learning how to trap train and enjoying the fly pen. The youngest group from this last week will be joining in the fly pen/trapping in the next week. Our goal is to start doing live inventories here in a few weeks once most of the birds our settled. Breeders who have lost birds due to sickness have been notified. Death losses are currently between 2-3%. Hoping fly off numbers will be low as well. 


Wanted to share some photos of some modified boxes that might be helpful to you next year when shipping birds out to OLRaces. (Photos were in email but you still can follow along). The first photo is a modified 4 bird box. Still has a bunch of vents at the top and it is below 12 inches in height. 12 is the secret number. It cost us just under $100 dollars to ship. If we hadn't modified it would have cost somewhere between $140-$150. That is the typical range we are seeing for 4 bird boxes. So 4 bird boxes you can adjust and still make work! We hadn't seen one shipped in this year so we made one. 


The next photo is an 8 bird box. It was shipped to us from the east coast. It is under 12 inches in height and still has lots of vents at the top. It cost about $204 to ship. Had it not been modified, 8 bird boxes are shipping for around $300. A little modification can help a lot. Sorry for the lengthy email but I hope it was informative.


Any questions or concerns please contact us. Have a great weekend!


Kenny and Corey


7/28/2019


High Desert Flyers,


Our time for accepting birds is rapidly coming to a close. If you plan on sending, please get them coming this week or next. We will extend the acceptance an extra week for those who need it. Our last week for accepting new birds will be August 5th-10th. 


Birds have continued holding up through the heat. Death losses have continued to be minimal. There are just over 500 birds at the farm. They are looking good and enjoying the outdoors and the fly pen. Thanks again to all who have sent. We are looking forward to another year of flying. 


Kenny and Corey



7/15/2019


High Desert Flyers,


If you want to sign up for email updates, please do so on our contact us page. 


Hope is well in your parts of the world. We have entered birds into Wincompanion (Finally! Is what most of you are probably thinking). Double check your band numbers, it's easy to hit the wrong number when entering. We still need to update a few things on Wincompanion. If you find something that isn't working or is incorrect just let us know and we will get er fixed. We are currently at 389 birds. We have a few more weeks of accepting birds. Thank you to all who have sent in birds. Overall their health has been good!


Birds are looking good and have dealt with the heat thus far. But we shall see what happens as the heat is here to stay. Death losses are at 3 and those flyers have been notified. We have had two come in with what we call shipping fever over the course of the acceptance period. Those flyers have also been notified and replacements have or are being sent. Our quarantine pens for incoming birds and loft addition has been very helpful this year.


The first groups of birds are currently in the fly pen and we will be transitioning them over to start loft flying this next week or so.


We are currently coming up with a bigger optional prize money option. We will be posting that here soon.


We wanted to mention one last thing about last years race. The best bird we flew last year (in our opinion) was 983-RRR bred by Alan Porter, loft name Triple P Racers. She won average speed and was in the money every single race. She placed 18th in the 200, 16th in the 300, and 15th in the 360. That is one good tough bird!
 

I think that is all for now. We will try and update every 10-14 days at this point in the season. 


Kenny and Corey



7/1/2019


Good Morning,  


Hope all is well. Summertime is a busy time on the farm. We have shipped back everyone's birds who have contacted us. Luckily we had them shipped out before the ridiculous USPS price hikes. We had no idea of the price increases until we went to pick up birds this past week from the post office. I called and talked with the AU about how we can help our voices be heard and they suggested talking with locally elected people about the price increase and the postmaster general in your area. They also suggested coming from the viewpoint of how this will be harmful to small business and how this could be concerning for birds health as the box sizes will be made to fit the smaller dimensions. The AU has talked with the poultry industry and at this time they said USPS isn't showing any love towards them. So it sounds like it will be an uphill battle but please do what you can in a professional way. More voices will perhaps lead to some change. The price change for shipping birds is very frustrating so let's try and create a united front.   


Starting today, July 1st, and going forward for the rest of this acceptance season, for every 6 birds you pay for, you can send 1 more bird as a backup. For example, if you pay for 12, you can send us 14 birds. If all 14 make it to the activation race in the spring we can settle up on perch fees then. Another example, if you pay for 6 birds and send us 7. But only 5 make it on the trailer for the first training toss, you would have 1 free perch for the following race season. Only birds that have been paid for have the opportunity for a free perch the following year if all the backups get used up. With the increased shipping, this will help have some extra birds here for you if your birds get lost, injured or dies. We are trying to help out on our end with the price increases. Let us know if you have any questions. Hope this is helpful.  


We have gotten a good chunk of checks out. If you made over $600 and haven't gotten us a W9, please do so. Otherwise, your money will be sitting and waiting for you.  If you have any questions about your money or W9's please contact us. Once we receive the W9's we will archive 2019 in Wincompanion and begin getting birds into Wincompanion for the 2020 series.   

For the 2020 series, we have 277 birds at the loft. Thus far everything healthwise has been going well but we have had a very cool June. We are expecting July and August to get spicy. Once the heat hits that is when the challenges for health really begins. Do what you can on your end to limit the amount of stress when shipping in warmer weather. Thank you for filling out the paperwork and letting us know what you have done with your birds as far as vaccinations. That is very helpful to us. We are accepting birds for 5 more weeks.   


Enjoy your 4th of July Week! REMINDER: Post Office is closed Thursday. So be mindful of shipping this week.   


Kenny and Corey  


6/17/2019


High Desert Flyers,  


Thank you all for a great 2019 Season! We are trying to get all the paperwork and birds shipped out so that we can start getting the 2020 Season rolling. 2020 birds will be entered into Wincompanion once we close out 2019. Thank you all for your patience.  


We shipped out a LOT of boxes today. If we shipped your birds back today you should have heard from us.   


If you want your birds back please let us know ASAP. Call, email, or text. Preferably by tomorrow morning. We are going to ship out another big group tomorrow. If we don't hear from you by Friday, the leftover birds will be dispersed amongst our club members.   


The winnings for 2019 have been posted on the website. They are tentative

 but should be correct. On the Main Menu, go to Race Info and then click on Payouts.  

Thanks again for sending to the 2019 Season. It was a tough race series which is what we are aiming for.  


Kenny and Corey  


6/10/2019


High Desert Flyers,  


Congratulations to Almosta Loft and Powerstroke Loft for having the first two birds on the drop and beating all the other birds by 2 hours! They were both 2nd-day birds from the 300-mile race. That was a good tough race to win. We are very happy with the results of this race. We are looking for the best of the best. The terrain the birds have to go through can be very difficult as you can see. Congrats to all the day bird breeders.  

A few reasons for the tougher conditions today. It ended up being sunny the whole way for the course, with temperatures in the high 70's to low 80's. The winds were originally supposed to be slight side winds and tailwinds for most of the journey. Only the first 20-50 miles were supposed to have headwinds. But today the weather changed to headwinds for most of their journey. Headwinds and heat are a recipe for a hard race. And don't forget to throw in the elevation climbs the birds have to do.   

Payout will be to the top 10% of the birds through the trap. So there are still a handful of paid spots left.   

We will be shipping out these race birds next week. When your birds come in let us know if you want them shipped back to you. We need to make room for the next batch of birds. We will be closing out the 2019 race series next week and we will get the 2020 series birds uploaded into Wincompanion at some point next week as well.  

Thank you all for sending us birds this past year! It was a lot of fun to work with your birds. We appreciate your support. Next year will be the 10th year of this race series. We are trying to come up with some new ideas for the 10th year. Thanks!  

Kenny and Corey  

6/10/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

The release point has been pulled back to Alamo, NV. The birds were released at 7:55 am.  The distance is 360 miles. At the original location, Dry Lakes, there were 20 mph headwind gusts. At Alamo, there are slight headwinds, approximately 5mph. The wind changes a lot from valley to valley. 50% of the prize money goes to the top 10% through the clock. Good luck to all! It should be a good race.   

Kenny and Corey  

6/7/2019 

High Desert Flyers,  

The plan is to do the 380-Mile Race Monday, June 10th. The weather so far looks like it will be good. If you would like to come out and watch the birds, please let us know. The plan will be a 7 am release and about 8 hrs on the wing. We will let you know if the race date changes.   

Kenny and Corey  

6/5/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

At this point, we are postponing the 380-Mile race. It will not be this weekend (6/8 or 6/9) unless the weather changes. So far it is predicted to have very stiff headwinds most of the course on either day. If they were to fly, we would be lucky to get a day bird and even from 300-Miles it would have made this last race look like a cake walk. Hopefully, the weather will change to allow for the race this weekend. If that happens we will let you know.   

Congratulations to Fly and Criddle for winning the 300-mile race on Friday. That is a race to be proud of to win. Also congratulations to PNW Challenge for 2nd and Joe Zarachowicz for 3rd. All three birds came in by themselves. It takes a special bird to break away and beat everyone else by an hour plus.   

One of the causes of the huge gap in the birds was a late storm that developed (wasn't supposed to show up and it affected the last 5-40 miles). That storm was in between the birds and a direct flight home. Our best guess is the top three went straight through the storm while the others went around.   

We are very happy with the results of the race. The mountains the birds have to go through can be very brutal on them. Reminder, this course is not designed for the sprint bird. It was a tough race that helped show you the breeder who your toughest birds and breeders are. We are looking for your best birds and we believe this race showcased that. The cream will always rise to the top. We were also very happy to see all the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-day birds that made it home. If your birds came home on anything other than the first day, don't count them out! They will be getting lots of rest and a bird who has to make it home on by itself has learned some valuable lessons.   

Stay tuned for when the 380-Mile race will be.   

Kenny and Corey  

5/31/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

And they are off! Birds were released at 7:00 am. About time the weather cleared up enough. The skies were partly cloudy, slight 1-3 MPH SE wind, and 56 degrees. Throughout the course, the birds will encounter a few small storms but nothing they can't overcome. 30% of the prize money will be paid out for this race to the top 10% of the birds through the trap. No photos to at this point as most of Nevada is desolate with no cell phone reception. No drone video as well. I was going to show Kenny how to fly the thing yesterday but about the time we were going to take it out, we had a storm hit the area. Best of luck to all!  

Kenny and Corey  

5/29/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

The weather has made this race season challenging. The past two weeks have been terrible weather. The race course has had tons of clouds, rain, and thunderstorms in its forecast about every day. We were able to get in a toss today but didn't decide to take them out until this morning. We are hoping that Friday clears up enough to do the 300-mile race. The plan is to still do the 380-mile race on June 8th. We will keep you posted if that changes. Thanks!  

Kenny and Corey  

​5/24/2019 

Have been trying to find a day to put the birds up at 300 miles. We were hoping today would work but there is a small window and one that is not worth risking flying the birds in. The race will either be a blow home or with the position of the high and low-pressure zones over Nevada, there is a fair chance of it being a smash race.  

The Final race will not be happening June 1st. 

We have set a new tentative date for the 380-Mile race for June 8th. 

If you can still make it to the final race that would be great but if not we understand. The weather should be breaking up in the next 4-5 days. After that, we will get the 300-mile race in.   

Birds for the 2020 race have started coming in steadily. Once the 2019 race is over we will then be able to enter them into Wincompanion. Please fill out the Perch Entry Form (found on our website) and send it with the birds, along with the perch fees. The form helps us so much with inventorying your birds! If you have questions about free perches for the 2020 Race Series please contact us.   

Kenny and Corey  

5/20/2019 

High Desert Flyers,  

Hope everyone is doing well. The birds are looking great. We would like to do a 40-mile toss before the 300-mile race if possible, weather dependent. The past week of weather has brought lots of rain. The upcoming week looks like more of the same. At this point, the best day looks like Friday for the 300-mile race. If Wednesday or Thursday clears up more they will go then. The birds have been loft flying when the weather has been cooperating. The good news about this weather is the birds should have a cool day to race in.   

The checks have slowed down coming in the mail so we will be working on figuring all of the money calculations over the next few days.   

Update for next years birds. Once the 2019 race season is over we will then be able to enter the 2020 birds into Wincompanion. Thanks for your patience!  

Kenny and Corey  

5/16/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

Congratulations to Joe Zarachowicz for having the first bird through the trap on the 200-miler, 1628-IF18-CCC. And having 4 of the top 20 spots. Also, congrats to Powerstroke Loft for having 3 of the top 20 spots.   

Here are a few fun facts about the 200-mile race that we would like to highlight. We sent 9 birds out that were a day or more late from the 125-mile activation race. 8 of those 9 made it home the same day from the 200-miler. Most within an hour of the first bird trapped. 1628-IF18-CCC didn't come home from the 125-mile race until the next day at noon and was the first bird to trap. The third bird through the trap didn't come home until the third day from the 125-mile activation race. You give the birds the rest they need and you never know what they can do!  

The 300-mile race will be at some point next week hopefully. Not sure when as the weather forecast is quite terrible for the next 10 days.   

Kenny and Corey  

5/14/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

Birds went up at 7 a.m. from McGill, Nevada. Clear skies at the release, slight 1-3 SW winds, and 44 degrees. Supposed to be some slight winds out of the south throughout the course. But at different spots when we stopped, the wind seems to be nonexistent. We have a lot of clouds, wind, and rain in the forecast for the next 10 days after today. So we didn't have too many options for days to race  

A reminder first 20 through the trap win a Benjamin and this race counts towards average speed. Sorry, no drone video today. Best of luck to all!  

Kenny and Corey  

5/12/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

Birds are getting rested up and looking good. They enjoyed a bath on Friday and have been loft flying the last few days. We are looking at the 200-mile race being on Tuesday or Wednesday. Thank you to those who have PayPaled the Entry Fees or let us know that a check is on the way. We have added a page on the website called Race Course Map and Information. It gives you a little bit better picture of what your birds are encountering on the races. If you have ideas on what can be added to make it more descriptive please let us know.  

Now is the time to address an important topic in One Loft Racing: Road Training. It has become increasingly popular to train to crap out of your birds in One Loft Racing once you have entered the race season. As we are ending Training Camp and started into Race Mode, we believe it is time to let the birds rest more as the distances get longer and tougher.  

Over the past 20 years, I have had the pleasure of becoming good friends with several of the Top Pigeon racers of the past in North America and they have helped me obtain a very useful knowledge for getting birds ready for competition. I recently came across an interview from 10 years ago with one of the most famous Pigeon racers of our time,  Gaby Vandenabeele and his thoughts on getting birds prepared for the competition. Below are a few lines from the article about training in race season and a link to the entire article. This is a very informative article on getting your birds ready to compete. So if I'm wrong in resting more and road training less I'm in very good company!  

Article:   

"The widowers are split into two teams that will be raced every two weeks."  

Gaby Vandenabeele says: “I race the normal classic widowhood without any extra motivation!  Widowers have not trained in between races anymore. They exercise twice a day for half an hour (no more) and “that’s it”! Rest is important in my lofts. All the pigeons get their food and water in their nest box, just to maintain the rest and not to create any conflict on the floor of the loft. I also aim to basket the pigeons in a calm and quiet manner.”  

"I leave my widowers to exercise for a maximum of 30 minutes and then they are called in again. Every second or minute of extra exercise is only a waste of energy and then the racing condition will only deteriorate."  

Full Article Here. This article is pulled from the book, The Duif Chronicles Volume 2.   

We believe the offseason is the time to push the birds hard and get them into shape. Once the Season starts it is time to rest and get them prepared for each race. Same ideas can be applied to world-class athletes. All of their hard work is put in during the offseason.   

Thanks and best of luck at the 200 miler!  

Kenny and Corey  

5/8/2019

​High Desert Flyers,  

Birds went out at 7:00 a.m, 35 degrees, sunny, and 5 to 8 mile an hour West winds. Nice day to race and there are some nice birds in that group. A reminder now is the time to get in your Race Entry Fee Money. Once your birds get home today please get that money in the mail or Paypal us. It is $150 per bird. We don't take any of the prize money out to pay us. It all goes back out to you the flyer. So please don't be that flyer that waits to send money after the 200-mile race. You have only hurt the prize pot for every other person who paid on time. We are excited to be at the races finally. The plan is to do the 200-mile race in about a week. We will have that posted on Wincompanion when we have a day figured out.   

If you are getting ready to send us birds please either email, text or call to let us know you have some on the way. Don't forget to vaccinate your birds and not to overcrowd them in shipping boxes. Also, don't forget to fill out the form we have online when you ship your birds to us.   

As for getting next years birds logged into Wincompanion, we are still talking with Terry to figure out a way to do that. With this year's race still going on and new birds coming in, there are a few obstacles to overcome. As for now, we will be recording everything on an excel sheet and once the races are over than we will get next years birds in Wincompanion.   

Any questions please let us know. Thanks and best of luck to all!   

Kenny and Corey  

5/5/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

Next stop...... The 125-Mile Activation race. It will probably be mid-week, the day will be weather dependent. We will post when the race will be on Wincompanion. We did another drone video today. I switched the drone to sport mode which means it can go up to 40 miles an hour. With that, it is a lot more squirrely. I started off okay but then I lost them on my phone screen. I need lots more practice. It will be fun to follow them for a mile or two someday. Drone Video.  

Loft will be ready this week for birds. Hope you all enjoy the coming week.   

Kenny and Corey  

5/1/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

Quick update. Birds are resting today and tomorrow. The plan is to take them 75 miles on Friday. Yesterday's toss was a good one. It was overcast and it made the birds think a little more.  We released the hens and then the cocks. We forgot to start the clock yesterday so when we got home most of the hens were trapped. So we had to kick them back out to clock them. That attributed to the slow clock times yesterday.   

The other 40 mile tosses don't be alarmed by the groups that are clocking later. We have a group of birds that love to fly. They are coming home, flying more, and we have lots of small groups tripping. Look at the times and you will see if your bird is grouping up and traveling with other birds. Typically the winner of the 380-mile race comes from the birds that are in those later groups.   

As you get ready to ship birds please look over our shipping suggestion page on our website. A few things we highly recommend: Vaccinate before, preferably get in a booster shot before as well, don't overcrowd your boxes (often ruins the birds if you do so), and send birds that are around 50 days old is what we prefer. As the weather heats up, health issues become a bigger and bigger problem, so please do what you can so we can get your birds to the races. Please let us know via email, text or phone call when you ship birds. Also, get us the tracking number so we can check on the arrival status too. Text is probably the most efficient form of communication.   

Loft addition is coming along. It is a crazy time of year.   

Kenny and Corey  

4/28/2019 

High Desert Flyers,  

We were going to take the birds out 40 miles again today but the winds stopped that from happening. The winds were between 20-30 MPH this morning. So instead we sorted the birds and did inventory. Those are posted on Wincompanion and those records should include all the birds unless we get another late bird or two back. We will change the sexes in Wincompanion here shortly. Birds will be separated the rest of the season and flown to the perch. A simple form of widowhood. For the 125 Mile Activation Race, that will be at some point during the first full week of May. The plan is to get them out 40 miles every day possible and to get two 75 mile tosses in before the activation race. Overall the birds are looking really good. It has been fun flying them.   

As for this next year's race, how is it the 1st of May this coming week already? We will have a form for you to fill out and ship with the birds. It is under the FORMS page. It will be useful for us in helping track the birds. We are still trying to work out whether or not we can post next years birds on Wincompanion before this year's race is complete. We will keep you posted on that. Any questions please let us know.   

We did a drone video yesterday. The birds broke fast for home and I am new at running it so I couldn't keep up like I was hoping. It gives you a nice view of the Jackpot area we release them at. The elevation is just at a mile from that release point. The videos will get better. We are learning as we go. Just wanting to give you a better view of the awesome terrain your birds get to fly in. Drone Video. Any ideas of what you would like to see more of please let us know.  

Also, if you aren't' receiving email updates and would like too. Please go to our contact page and subscribe for email updates there. Thanks.  

Kenny and Corey  

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4/20/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

We have updated how we are emailing. We are now utilizing MailChimp which should be very helpful. Hopefully no more blocked emails. If you are annoyed by our emails, I am fairly certain you can unsubscribe at the bottom.   

Birds went 20 miles today. Tomorrow is supposed to be scattered thunderstorms and wind gust up 35 mph. If that weather prediction holds, road training shall resume on Monday. The group broke home really fast today. Once I double checked to make sure all the birds were out of the trailer, I then looked to the skies and couldn't find them.   

We will try and get some videos of the training tosses with our drone and get those posted on the YouTube Channel.   

Kenny and Corey  

4/18/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

We have been having problems sending out emails the past month. Lots have been getting blocked. We are working on resolving the problem. Thank you for your patience. 

Training has been going well. Every day where it is nice enough to get the birds out we will. There have been a few days where the clouds, wind or even both are too much. Overall birds are looking great. From the 10 mile spot, we have lots of birds that are tripping from this distance. They will come home and then disappear up to hours at a time. Just a reminder look at the times your birds are trapping. If they are coming in with a large group that means they have been out exploring with their comrades. At this point in the game if your bird isn’t trapping with the first group that is probably a good thing. That means they are getting more flight time and they enjoy flying. The 10-mile location is a great spot on the hills to the south of the loft where they have an awesome view of the valley. We will be taking them 15 miles this morning.  

The 380 Mile Race will be June 1st. You are more than welcome to come join in on the festivities. Hope to see you there if possible. Food will be provided. Let us know if you plan on attending so that we can have enough food.  

Avian Veterinary Dr. Arnaud Van Wettere from Utah State University will be there to do a presentation on bird health. He is very knowledgeable and brings lots of good information to the table. Will post times of when to come later on.  

As a reminder, we are accepting birds for 2020 starting May 1st and ending on August 1. Our new addition is in progress and should be ready for the youngsters starting the beginning of May.    

Thanks for letting us fly your birds.  

Kenny and Corey  

4/9/2019 

High Desert Flyers,  

We have started the road training process. Those are posted on Wincompanion. The weather has been holding us up a bit today and next couple days. High winds 30-40 mph range. The goal is the first week or so of May to do the 125-mile activation race. Again this is the most enjoyable part of the whole process, flying and training your birds. Pigeons are an amazing athlete and watching what they do never cease to amaze me.  

We have had an unwelcome visitor a couple of days at the loft this past week. Unfortunately, it has taken a liking to hunting your birds. The bird of prey has gotten two that we know of. We will be extra careful when flying the birds and keep an extra good lookout. It’s very frustrating to see your birds taken out by a predator.  

Kenny and Corey  

4/2/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

Since the last update birds have been out every day but three. Those three days were either rainy or wind held them in. As we get further into spring, the wind is typically the biggest feature of mother nature that we have to look out for. For loft flying, if the winds are higher than 15 mph we typically keep them locked in. Gusts can be much higher during those days. Birds are flying for an hour plus. After an hour we open the loft and call them in. About 100 come in right away. And the rest choose to either fly an extra 15 minutes or up to an extra hour and a half. There are typically about 100 that fly for two plus hours. We have a few who seem to wander off and then come back at the end of the day.  

We got the birds out 1 mile on Sunday. We will continue getting the birds out and down the road. We typically ease the birds in with many short tosses. Birds are on course to be ready for the races in May. Overall they are looking really good. April and May are the really fun months of caring for your birds. They are shredding up the skies.    

Kenny and Corey  

3/23/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

Good weather, lots of flying = Birds coming into form. Yesterday, 3/22, the birds flew for 48 minutes. Around 200 of the birds flew for 1.5 hours. We have posted a few loft flys on Wincompanion. Those numbers should be up to date and should be pretty darn accurate. By the end of this next week, we would like to start getting in short tosses. We are looking forward to this upcoming race season.  

We are starting construction on a new section of loft to better house and care for the birds. It will be 24’ * 16’. Will add pictures periodically. Also, as a reminder, we changed our acceptance dates to May 1st - August 1st. August has been an unfriendly month the past several years.  

Thanks for trusting us with your birds. We hope we have some good tough races that test your bird’s abilities. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns let us know.  

Kenny and Corey

3/14/2019 

The weather forecast is starting to look promising. Weather will be hitting in the 50’s and a few days in the low 60’s. The past 5 days we have had great weather other than yesterday, 20-30 mile an hour winds with gusts up to 50. We have had the birds out every day other than that. Most birds are starting to fly for 15+ minutes. We have the bottom 10% that are struggling to fly for a few minutes. Birds overall are looking good and should come into form rather quickly.  

Kenny and Corey

3 /7/2019 

High Desert Flyers,  

We had the birds out for the first time on Saturday, 3/2/2019. We are in the midst of some more weather, clouds, and rain. We will be very selective on the days we choose to get the birds out for the first half dozen times. Watching them the first few times out can be scary as they start to get their wings back underneath them. This weekend looks as though we should start to have clearer skies and nicer weather.  

Kenny and Corey   

2/24/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

The past week has brought multiple snow storms, the temperature hasn’t reached above freezing until yesterday. But hope is in the air. It looks as though this next week should start warming up, but rain is in the forecast nearly every day. If temperatures are 40 or higher, no snow, and clear skies,  we will start getting the birds out again.  

Kenny and Corey

2/15/2019

High Desert Flyers,  

It has been a miserable past week here weather-wise. It feels like January. We have had multiple snow storms and some cold weather. The worst part is the forecast is still showing lousy weather until the first of March. Hope that changes. We added a little more information to the OLR Shipping Suggestions page.   

Kenny and Corey 

2/8/2019 

High Desert Flyers,  

Just when we were hoping Spring was coming early we got hit with another cold spell. The previous week we had some beautiful weather. Tuesday we had a cold front come in and with it came some snow. Looking at the forecast it looks as though it will be lasting at least the next ten plus days. Once it is passed this will hopefully be the last bout of really cold weather we have and we will start loft flying again. Hope your breeding season is off to a good start. Best of luck in raising the next group of champions.  

Kenny and Corey