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Number of sunny days this week: 2
Number of cloudy days this week: 4
Number of rainy days this week: 1
Number of snowy days this week: 0
Number of windy days this week: 3
What is the air temperature right now in Fahrenheit?: 39
How was the weather this week?:

During this first week on the field, the weather was pretty cold. We are close to the end of winter in late August, but there are still many cold, humid days ahead of us. My first morning on the field, there was light fog, the air was heavy. It wasn't more than 39 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not what I expected from Australia but they do have winters, especially in the south, where temperatures approach the freezing point. There is seldom snow on the field, but at times, I feel like it could come down at any minute!

What animals did I see this week? :

I saw many animals this week, most of them being typical species I was looking forward to see. We stumbled upon kangaroos on our drive to the field station on our first evening, but in the next morning the park was buzzing with wallabies, wombats, emus and flocks of different parrot species like cockatoos and corellas. There were still a few elusive species that I had yet to see after my first week.