Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bookaloo

In todays’ race from Bookaloo 17/11/2012, 167 WPF, 71 Geelong, 752 VHA, 37 Rosebud, 64 Gippsland, and 540 VRPU birds (for a total of 1631 pigeons), were released at 7.15 am.  Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with some high white cloud and a 5-10 km/p/hr Southerly breeze.  Upon release all birds left the race point in one group with 20 or so birds returning after 5 mins.  For the journey home temperatures are expected to range between 17-25 deg. with light South to SouthEasterly winds.  Best wishes to all.

 

Bookaloo co-ordinates are:

Latitude:              -31,               52,            31.14

Longitude:            137,             20,            51.96

Carrieton

In todays’ race from Carrieton, 10/11/2012, 1,096 WPF, 640 VRPU, 624 Greater Melbourne and 247 Geelong birds, (for a total of 2,607 birds), were released at 7 am.  Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with 15 km/p/h Southeasterly winds..  Upon release,  the first group of over 2,000 birds left the race point within 2 minutes, the second group of app. 200 birds left the race point after 6 minutes, with only six birds remaining.  For the journey home the birds are expected to encounter light South to Southeasterly winds.  Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today are between 20 – 25 deg. Best wishes to all.

 

**Please remember production of clocks is at 8 pm, or if clocking after 8 pm, within an hour and a half of clocking.  If the race is still open tomorrow, production of clocks is at 7 pm Sunday night.**

 

Co-ordinates for Carrieton are:

Latitude:        -32,                 38,               33.0

Longitude:    138,                  35,              55.9

September Board Of Management minutes

Click below for the Setember B.O.M. minutes.

 

September B.O.M. Minutes

2nd Morgan

In todays’ race from Morgan 3/11/2012, 814 WPF birds, 137 Geelong birds, 586 VRPU birds and app 400 Greater Melbourne birds, (a total of app 1937 birds) were released at 7.15 am. Conditions at the race point were overcast with light variable East winds.  Upon release birds left the race point after five minutes with app 150 birds returning and remaining at the race point after half an hour.  For the trip home birds are expected to encounter variable Easterley winds.  Maximum temperatures in Victoria today range from 19 – 27 degrees.  Best wishes to all.

 

Co-ordinates for Morgan are:

Latitude:       -34,            01,          39.1

Longitude:     139,          40            06.2