Friday 16th August 2019 9:15AM
Transporter arrived at Moree showground at 8.30am. Water on and doors open by 9am. Full sun on truck and liberator advises that the birds are drinking.
Friday 16th August 2019 9:41AM
30 flyers. 48 baskets, 481 birds + 8 surplus.
Saturday: North West Slopes and Plains area: Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27. Hunter area: Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.
Birds were liberated at 8am. Did not circle left in SSE direction out of sight in 90 seconds. Clear blue sky and no wind to speak of.
Picture taken at 7.15am