In todays’ race from Cobar 19/10/2013, app 1900 WPF, Geelong, VRPU and GMPF birds were released at 7.15 am. Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with a 10-15 km p/h North Easterly wind. Upon release the birds left the race point in one group within three minutes, with app. 150 birds returning to the race point then leaving after a further 15 minutes.
For the trip home the birds are expected to encounter North Easterly winds of 15 to 20 km p/h shifting to Northerly and increasing to 20 to 30 km p/h winds once they cross the border. Top temperature expected in Victoria today is 28 degrees.
Don’t forget that production of clocks is at 8pm.
Good luck to all.
For the Geelong Federation the co-ordinates are the same as the first Cobar race:
Longitude: -31, 30, 13.2
Latitude: 145, 50, 10.3