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CONVOYER’S REPORT

Shepparton 10th July 2021:


Left VHA Notting Hill rooms 12pm.

Stopped at Shell Bunker Hill re: check tyre pressure on trailer.

Arrived Shepparton 3am.

7am moved truck to Beaurapairs re: liberation area at rear of same.

Water placed on birds.

Rang Steve Gazzola 9am. Advised him clear blue sky, light south wind.

Steve informed me fog in Melbourne, extremely heavy in southern suburbs.

Phoned Steve 9.30am, fog still present in Melbourne.

Phoned 10am, fog still present.

Phoned 10.30am, fog still present.

Phoned 11am, fog still present. Advised me that 11.30am liberation maybe possible.

Phoned 11.30, fog still present in Melbourne.

Steve phoned 11.40am to advise birds to be liberated 11.45am.

Liberation of birds 11.45am. 5,666 birds released. All out of truck safely, grouped up and cleared race point in 2 minutes.

Blue sky, light south wind.

Weather on way home- clear sky all the way to Melbourne.


CONVOYER’S REPORT

Cobram (1) 29 July 2021:


Left VHA Notting Hill rooms 12pm.

Arrived Yarroweyah 3am. Proposed liberation site fenced off, no access.

Travelled to Cobram township racecourse. Walked carpark area, unsuitable for liberation due to wires/trees.

Travelled to silos in Cobram. Unsuitable due to no truck access.

Travelled to Strathmerton. Searched football ground and silo area, both unsuitable (no access for Prime mover).

Now 5am so stopped in quiet area to allow birds to rest. At 6.30am rang President (Andrew) and Steve Gazzola and explained situation.

Drove back to Cobram to inspect football ground.

Suitable area to liberate.

Rang Andrew and Steve to inform same. Advised him clear blue sky and no wind.

Water commenced being put on to units at 8.30am.

Water completed 10am. Confirmed liberation to be 10.30am.

Liberation of birds 10.30am. 5,285 birds released. All out of truck safely, grouped up and cleared race point in 3 minutes. Blue sky, calm conditions. Weather on way home- clear sky all the way to Melbourne.


CONVOYER’S REPORT

Cobram (2) 2 August 2021:


Left VHA Notting Hill rooms 11.15pm.

Stopped at Shepparton.

Re: Fuel Arrived Cobram football ground 2.30am.

At 6.30am water commenced being put on to units.

Water completed at 8.00am.

Liberation to be 9.00am. Blue sky, calm conditions.

Liberation of birds 9.00am. 4,211 birds released.

All out of truck safely, grouped up and broke into several groups. Most birds left race point in 2 minutes.

Remainder left after 10 minutes. Weather on way home- clear sky all the way to Melbourne.


 

 

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