In todays’ race from Mildura 7/10/2012, 1381 WPF birds, 321 Geelong birds and app. 1000 Greater Melbourne birds were released at 8 am. Conditions at the race point were clear with light Southwesterly winds. Upon release birds cleared within 2 minutes, with app. 20 birds remaining at the race point. For the trip home birds are expected to encounter South to Southwesterly winds of 15-25 kms/p/h, increasing to 20-35 kms/p/hr closer to home. Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today range from between 11-15 degrees. Best wishes to all.
Remember that production of clocks is within an hour an a half of clocking.
For the outside federations, co-ordinates are the same as the past 2 Mildura races:
Latitude: -34, 11, 09.4
Longtitude: 142, 10, 07.6