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those are some beautiful pictures
how long did it take them to go 35 miles?
 

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how many 37 birds did i count right lol? thats how many birds i want 35 i need about 15 more. Thjey look really cool, im sure they cover your house when they all take off at the same time.
 

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Nice pics! How many baskets did you use to haul those?
 

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how many 37 birds did i count right lol? thats how many birds i want 35 i need about 15 more. Thjey look really cool, im sure they cover your house when they all take off at the same time.
I released 35 birds and some of the young birds that was hanging out on the loft roof joined them. The youngbirds suddenly just took off. I looked around and watched them fly up and that's when I saw the group coming.
 

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those are some beautiful pictures
how long did it take them to go 35 miles?

These are my OB's including some of my breeders and had them toss at far more distant places. I believe they already know the area so well that they just route instead of going home. It took them 2 hours to get home then continue to fly for another half hour before landing. Most of them enter the loft immediately since the only drinking source is in the loft. I don't race so it's okay for me. I actually rather watch them flying than being cooped up in the loft.

I do wonder if they land someplace but I never did find any evidence to prove my hunch.
 

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Thank you for the video! Looks nice. If you are sitting or standing on a roof be careful. I now have phobia with roof height after falling out. Your birds' speed look like medium distance to me.

I hate to think that something happens to you because I ask you for some videos. I will feel very guilty for that. I think your neighbor's will now find you nuts for filming. I think my neighbor thinks I am nuts taking pictures of my garden flowers in front of the house.
 

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Thank you for the video! Looks nice. If you are sitting or standing on a roof be careful. I now have phobia with roof height after falling out. Your birds' speed look like medium distance to me.

I hate to think that something happens to you because I ask you for some videos. I will feel very guilty for that. I think your neighbor's will now find you nuts for filming. I think my neighbor thinks I am nuts taking pictures of my garden flowers in front of the house.

My birds are Unknown, Janssen, De Klaks, Mueleman and Sion families all crossed together now... Also I have a few Bandits too thanks to Dexter. (Sorry if I misspelled the family names)


MAMA's bloodline is unknown but I love her speed and stamina that she passed down to her sons Bully and Menace and even grandson Blu.
"Bully"
"Menace"
Bully's son "Blu"

I grew up climbing trees... Mango and coconut trees to be exact but I do have a slight phobia when it comes to extreme heights but it never stopped me from bungee jumping. Our rooftop is fairly low. I even jumped down once already.
 

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As a kid I love climbing, too, including coconut trees, mango, electrical post, flag pole, even bamboo which bends over. After falling couple of times, I ended up with this damn fear. My last fall which is roof height cutting/trimming tree branches was the scariest because I landed head first--took more than a month to heal my neck, back, shoulder. I can't even lie down and have to brace my neck. I sprained my neck severely followed by my shoulder and back. I may have lost 10 pounds of body weight. Obviously I cut my elbows, forearms, shins, etc.

Now every time I see someone at the roof I ended up hoping for their safety and always tell them to be careful.

I supposed your birds range from short distance speed bird to long distance marathoner then. That would be confusing. Some of my birds I think are sprint, medium and long distance just like yours and their speed difference is obvious. Sprint birds get to leave everyone behind. Long distance birds seem rather slow almost like taking their time in the air. It is even funny with head wind. Those birds are like just floating going nowhere. Obviously I am talking about 20 mph head wind loft flying. I want my birds' asses to feel the difficulty of flying. Some of my birds even prefer bad weather! They dart back and forth, diving, rocketing up like they are suicidal. But it is a very good show when they buzz you. I am talking about my speed birds here.
 
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