Southern Fleurieu Racing Pigeon Club still have their bids in the air

Pigeons still flying in tough conditions

There are six more races to go for the Southern Fleurieu Racing Pigeon Club.

Unfortunately some members are not competing in the final races due to bird losses or their health issues.

On Saturday, September 4, the Southern Fleurieu Racing Pigeon Club flew the Farina race, a distance of approximately 600kms.

Three owners sent 19 birds which were released at 7am with 1844 Adelaide racing pigeons. Conditions at the release point were high broken cloud with a light southerly wind.

On route the conditions were much the same with a south to south south west wind strengthening to 25kph.

At home was some early light rain then a clearing of the clouds with southerly winds to 27kph. With a head wind all the way the birds made slow progress and made home early Sunday morning.

The three flyers were unable to clock their arrivals due to Father's Day commitments.

The next race was from The Twins, which is on the north line.

The Southern Pigeon Club raced from the Twins on the weekend September 11 and 12, a distance of 693kms.

The birds where released at 6.45am with 1710 birds from Adelaide in good flying conditions with clear sky and a south-east wind..

The club's three members sent 17 birds to the race. No birds made it home on the day, but good returns were had on the next day, which is a credit to the birds.

P.Carter was the first home with his bird with a flying time of 14h 26m 22secs, W&K Molye was second with a flying time of 14h 26m 19s and third was B Lintern with a flying time of 15h 40m 06s.

Next week race will be held from Marree with a distance of 650kms, where the competition between the three lofts will get interesting..

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