One Loft update Monday 14th 09.45pm

The marking list has been uploaded and is called Hotspot Marking List 1. The liberation details will be uploaded tomorrow and we will keep updating the site with arrival times. Good luck everyone.

One Loft update Monday 14th 09.45pm

Our first Hotspot 1 race from Tewksbury will take place Wednesday 16th as Tuesday's weather forecast is not good. The following birds are in the recovery shed and will not be entered for this first race. A full marking list will be posted tomorrow evening.

Hotspot 1 Recovery

 One Loft update Thursday 10th 18.15pm

Final Training list has been uploaded from this afternoon's training flight. The first hotspot race is scheduled for Tuesday 15th August, weather permitting. Further updates will be added during the next few days. A full marking list will be published prior to the race. Today's training list can be accessed at MNFC One Loft Results. The latest training list should appear at the top of MNFC One Loft Results. (They are now sorted on date). The MNFC One Loft list is the full list of birds currently in the loft in team alphabetical order. The loft list is also located at  For pool information please look at the following information.…/one-loft-pools-entry Let's hope the weather is fine for Tuesday. 

One Loft Pools

The MNFC hotspot race will take place on Tuesday 15th August from Tewksbury, weather permitting. A loft list will be updated Thursday 10th August following the last training flight before the race. This should help inform pooling. The full race marking list will be uploaded Monday evening once marking has been completed. Pool sheets can be downloaded at…/one-loft-pools-entryinstructions are on the sheets. Prize money and pool money will be paid out as soon as the statutory race rules have cleared.


Loft List

There are 316 birds in the loft on Sunday 6th August 2017. Please look at or 

The loft list is in alphabetical order. 


One Loft Pools

The One Loft pool entry sheet can be downloaded at…/one-loft-pools-entry

Please select the pool sheet and read instructions and post to address on the form. The first hotspot race is scheduled for 15th August Tewksbury.

MNFC One Loft Prize Money

Hotspot Races Prize Money = £1200 per race

  • 1st   £500
  • 2nd  £250
  • 3rd   £150
  • 4th   £100
  • 5th   £50
  • 6th   £50
  • 7th   £50
  • 8th   £50


Final Race = £23,000 

  • 1st   £13,000
  • 2nd  £5,000
  • 3rd   £2,500
  • 4th   £1,000
  • 5th   £500
  • 6th   £250
  • 7th   £100
  • 8th.  £100
  • 9th.  £100
  • 10th £100
  • 11th £100
  • 12th  £50
  • 13th  £50
  • 14th  £50
  • 15th. £50
  • 16th  £50

MNFC OL Committee

One Loft Training from Tewksbury 04/08/2017

The training flight list has been updated. Numbers 282 – 308 were in the recovery shed. The training lists can be viewed at please select MNFC One Loft. The lists are numbered and dated. 


The birds were liberated today from Tewksbury a distance of 72 miles at 11.00am The training list can be viewed at please select MNFC One Loft and today’s is training list 5. Later the birds which are in the recovery section did not participate in today’s training flight will be scanned and the list updated. We will put a post on at the same time to notify you.


One Loft Training from Worcester 31/07/2017

This is the final list for today’s training from Worcester has been uploaded. Birds from 296 until 309 the were in the recovery section and did not go to the training flight. Overall there are 4 birds missing from 58 miles. Let’s hope they work their way back. The training list can be accessed at please select MNFC One Loft and today’s is training list 4.


The birds were liberated all together at Worcester at 11.10. Whilst the birds were away a late pigeon arrived home and is showing on the training list. There are 20 birds which did not go to the race as they are in the recovery section. We will give an updated list after each training flight from now on.  The list can be accessed at please select MNFC One Loft and today’s is training list 4.


One Loft List 30/07/2017

The loft list has been uploaded and can be viewed at There are 313 birds i the loft after this week's training. 

You can also observe the full loft list at Please make sure you select MNFC Loft List. The list simply updates with the latest list and is dated. Your login details for the database will be emailed to you so that you can observe your individual bird’s performances. 

The birds are ready to commence training again this week weather permitting!! 


Hotspot and Final Race dates

The first, second and third hotspot races will take place on the following dates weather permitting and at the discretion of the loft manager. Updates will be given on the ‘One Loft Blog’

and also the ‘One Loft Facebook Blog’

15th August 2017 – Tewksbury

22nd August 2017 – Hullavington

29th August 2017 - Poole

10th September 2017 - Final race Coutances.


One Loft Pools

A pdf pool sheet containing all 4 races will be added to the MNFC One Loft section on the website. 


One loft list

The loft list of birds will be updated once per week. The next update will be tomorrow evening.  

The birds are now up to 25 miles but following 9 gradual build up flights at 3 x 3 miles, 3x 6 miles and 3x 15 miles when obviously a small number failed to home we took them to 25 miles on Wednesday when the birds homed well into the North wind that was blowing but the next day from the same location with a SW wind blowing we experienced a bad toss and we are aware that a number of birds are still AWOL though as I write this update birds are still arriving and in the main returning looking in good shape. We are at a loss to understand what went wrong as it was a good day with superb visibility, that was until a handful of birds returned with either secondary feathers or tail flights missing and two got back with dried blood on their feathers clearly showing the evidence of a close encounter with peregrines. This explains why the birds were coming so spasmodically and from all directions of the compass.
Hopefully more birds will continue to return and keep the losses to a minimum. As the loft manager I am bitterly disappointed as we didn't make a mistake and the inmates were doing everything that was being asked of them.
All this makes us realise once again that everytime the birds take to the air they are at the mercy of so many dangers such as wires, clashing and the dreaded hawk attack.
As I write this piece a bird has just been collected from 40 miles north of us.

The full list of birds that are still in the lofts will appear on both the website and Facebook ASAP and entrants will then know exactly which birds have returned safely but remember that HOPEFULLY we expect more returnees over the next few days.

P.S. As I was about to post this update another 'little soldier' has dropped onto the loft.

(You can join the FaceBook group and get further updates of the birds progress).

Saturday 8th July

The loft manager has updated the One Loft Facebook site with this week's information. 

"Birds been trained every day this week got them to 15miles coming really well"

Video of birds coming home from training.

If you would like to observe the regular ‘day-to-day’ updates from the MNFC One Loft team then please join our One Loft Facebook group. You don’t have to be a competitor in our One Loft Race to be part of our closed group. Simply, click from the MNFC website (left menu) or from the following link and request access . 

12.6.17 UPDATE 

Snook was in touch today and has informed me that they have taken the birds off the darkness now and they are exercising well and kitting up.  Hopefully training will commence in a fortnight's time, weather permitting.


  6.6.17 UPDATE

With the current wet and very windy weather we are currently experiencing we thought you might be interested to hear how the birds in the One Loft are getting on.

Well, the answer is “very well indeed” and bouncing around the loft. Whenever the conditions are suitable they are ALL exercising together and kitting up nicely but road training is not yet underway.

As soon as the loft manager and the MNFC webmaster have received their “ How To” training there will be regular reports on the actual birds in the loft, so you will be able to keep a check on how your own birds are faring.

That’s just about all for the moment but keep a watchful eye on this website and we will keep you informed.