All RIGHT!! They're in Hamilton County, Florida and just 2 more flights from the end! Today's lead pilot Chris reported all 18 birds flew the distance, but it was a tough flight. With air temps aloft over 60 degrees (warm!) and a 6 mph headwind, the birds got very tired. It took over two hours to cover the distance. (See why crane #605 had a good day.) Tomorrow looks like a possibiity again, but we'll have to wait to see. They've traveled 1034.9 miles. Go Cranes!
In the Classroom
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