Conditions report 10pm - Mt St Joseph pond, Altona, Vic

To: "Peter Shute" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Conditions report 10pm - Mt St Joseph pond, Altona, Vic
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 22:28:06 +1100
I haven't been able to get down there tonight, but there has been no rain here 
since the brief shower at 4pm and I assume none of that reached the drains 
before it evaporated in this heat.  A makeshift rain gauge I put out is still 
empty, but I can feel an extremely light drizzle now.  Fingers crossed.

The pond is getting very shallow now, with lots of mud at the east end.

The inlet near the northern platform, where I saw the Lewin's today is just a 
trickle.  I've never bothered spending much time there before, as the view is 
very restricted and it's usually very boring.  Any birds there will be so close 
that you need to keep still in order not to scare them.

I'll be trying to get there before 6am tomorrow, and I'll send an update from 
my Blackberry as soon as I get there, for the benefit of anyone who isn't sure 
it's worth a trip, assuming people can be bothered checking their email at that 
time of day.

Peter Shute

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