BICC Fougeres 7/9/19

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September 3rd, 2019, 8:45 pm

This weekend will be our final race of the season from Fougeres, 198 miles, with the BICC. The weather for the weekend is looking ok, although it looks like they could face a head wind, NW. That doesn’t worry me and would prefer that than a strong SW. They will have about 100 miles of land to sort themselves out a bit before hitting the French coast and the Channel.
I am very happy with the way the birds are looking and exercising. They have been on open loft for the last couple of weeks and most have now moulted through on the head. The only concern I do slightly have is that most of them have dropped their second to last flights. Obviously any that I’m not happy with won’t go but most seem fine. I have got the 9 that flew Guernsey, although there are a couple of these that may not go, plus the 5 that missed Guernsey due to the moult. These are all looking good now. Although this will be their first race at 198 miles I think they will be ok.
There are some lovely looking youngsters here and I don’t want to lose any of them but their not here to look at.
It might seem a bit of an ask to jump them into 200 miles first race but that doesn’t worry me. If I was to leave them until next year their first race would still be around 200 miles or more and probably not in as good a weather, certainly temperature wise. I personally think that at least at this distance they have plenty of time to sort themselves out.
Marking is Thursday morning so I will put up a list of entries Thursday evening.
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September 3rd, 2019, 8:56 pm

Good luck Andy hope they do well for you
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September 3rd, 2019, 11:32 pm

Best of luck Andy however you decide.
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September 4th, 2019, 8:03 am

Good luck Andy
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September 4th, 2019, 8:53 pm

Just remember Andy, " if in doubt leave it out" 😀👍
Good luck bruv.
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September 4th, 2019, 10:39 pm

Best of luck Andy,
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September 5th, 2019, 3:31 am

Cheers for update Andy :) Good luck
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September 5th, 2019, 5:59 am

Good luck Andy. I am sending a few myself, not sure how many yet ,i have to check them. Hope you get a good one / brilliant returns.
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September 5th, 2019, 6:24 am

leroyhutz wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:59 am
Good luck Andy. I am sending a few myself, not sure how many yet ,i have to check them. Hope you get a good one / brilliant returns.
Good luck with them hope you also get a good one
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September 5th, 2019, 6:47 am

buster121 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:24 am
leroyhutz wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:59 am
Good luck Andy. I am sending a few myself, not sure how many yet ,i have to check them. Hope you get a good one / brilliant returns.
Good luck with them hope you also get a good one
Thanks buster
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