The first birds home! 4 birds arrived together but circled a few times. They landed on the loft roof and stared at the spectators. Last year the birds were unaffected by the people. They hesitated long enough to allow 3 more birds to arrive and they all went in together. Our goal was to have the race long enough so there wouldn’t be a big drop. If the first four birds had trapped quicker… that’s pigeon racing. The birds were really tired and gave it all they had. We sent half the birds we started with to the final race. We had half of those birds home on the day. I’d say that is a success. Thank you for sending your amazing birds!