Night Flying

     Training young tipplers for night flying is basically the same as day flying. They are already experienced flyers. The difference is they need to become accustomed to the change from daylight to darkness and the way things look at night with lights and shadows. Feeding is kept lean with just barely so they don't fly away and come back the next day. I start flying my birds in the afternoon, adjusting the time so they will fly until dusk. Then gradually bring them down a little later each time until they are flying in the dark. According to the rules, the lights must be off while the birds are in flight. But the lights are turned on when you are ready to land them.