Leap Forward (+48.2
November 19, 2006: Migration Day 46
knocked off nearly 50 miles in the THIRD day in a row of flying.
Tomorrow looks like good flight weather, too! "We climbed to
about 1,500 feet above ground level where we averaged about 55 miles
per hour, and at times attained a ground speed of 65 miles per hour,
making it just an hour-long flight," reports Richard (today's
birds just stood there as I flew by with loudspeaker
blaring, attempting an air pickup. Then Brooke flew
by. Still no reaction. But they eventually got airborne
and circled a few times. With trikes and birds all over
the place, it was hard to tell who was leading who. Once
the Swamp Monster came out, the birds became more cooperative," wrote
Richard. Why do you suppose they weren't so eager today?
Journal Question: Why are daily flights so short?
Do you wonder why they don't just keep going? Try to come
up with reasons. Then see what Joe says in Why
Such Short Daily Flights?
History: They've reached Washington County ONE
DAY AHEAD of last year's arrival date there on Nov. 20!
Things are looking up. Are you updating your Migration
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).