October 14, 2006: Migration Day 10
The winds are whipping like crazy and rolling
over the corn fields near the birds' pen," reports Marie. The
weather just won't let them leave Stopover #2 in Juneau County,
when we are at the pen, in order to stay warm the birds pretty
much stay hunkered down out of the wind as much
as possible," Marie explains. "They all crowd
around the door as we come in, and then follow us around the
should some be dropped from the puppet. The birds are eating
like crazy; every morning and evening the
feeders need to be refilled. They, like most other migratory
birds, have an innate desire to fatten up for their long migration."
Journal Question: "Today Bev said, we need to get the
birds moving before the seriously bad weather moves in." Think
about Bev's words. Then write a statement that tells why ultralight
planes are needed in order to get these young cranes to their
winter home in the south. How is their migration different from
the migration of the older, wild whooping cranes?
History: Don't be discouraged; the migration WILL
happen. This animated
map of last year's journey south proves that delays
are a normal
part of every migration. Will they go tomorrow?
2005 map for animation!
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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