Wind and A Sad Loss
But that's not all. While checking the birds in the pen around 4:30 yesterday, the team was stunned to find the youngest chick dead. Read more details on #526's life story page. Chick #526 had not missed a single leg (flight) of the migration. Joe Duff said, "He was large, healthy and impressive, and he will be missed."
Today the team let the birds out of their travel pen. They walked the birds off to an isolated spot so they could move the pen to a fresh site on the 8th day in this location. The pen is clean again, and exercise and change of scene will keep the birds from getting bored and crabby. The team doesn't want them fighting with each other. They also gave the crane-kids a pumpkin to play with. Joe said, "Visiting the pen more often won't help as they sometimes compete for our attention. We will just do the best we can and hope the weather improves --- soon."
Cranes Start Migration!
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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