When training racing pigeons, the first step is to let them fly around their own yard so they get to know the trees, bushes, and other unique landmarks that make home home. This knowledge comes in handy at the end of a race when the bird must find its home loft.
Today, we set Stara free outside the loft so she could begin to familiarize herself with her surroundings. This exercise was both exciting and scary. What if she flies away and never returns? I wondered.
Here’s what happened…
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