In todays’ race from Morgan, 27/10/2012, 914 WPF birds, app. 980 VRPU birds, 496 Greater Melbourne birds, and 248 Geelong birds, (for a total of 2638 birds), and 2014 VHA birds were released at 7 am. Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with light winds. Upon release the birds broke into three groups, the first group of app. 2500 birds left after four minutes, the second of app. 1500 birds left after nine minutes with the remaining birds leaving within thirty minutes. For the trip home birds are expected to encounter Southerly winds of 10-20 kms/p/h, tending South/Southwesterley 15-25 kms/p/h closer to home. Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today range from between 13-17 degrees. Best wishes to all.
** REMEMBER production of clocks is at 8 pm. **
For the outside Federations, the co-ordinates are:
Latitude: -34, 01, 66.4
Longtitude: 139, 40, 08.9