to Stopover #2! (+18
October 23, 2007: Migration Day 11
Photo Operation Migration
launched with all 17 birds on a morning made for migrating.
Most of the crane-kids stayed on Brooke's wing for the 18-mile
flight. Chris flew with two. Joe and #714 were
last to land, but
#727 and #735 were
last to arrive. Why? Check their life story pages, and see today's
journal questions. What a great day — with
all birds now at Stop #2 in Wisconsin's south Juneau County!
all have our eyes on #735, the baby of the group. Review her
life story and
write a prediction for how you think she will do on this
migration and why. Like a scientist, you can come
back and update your prediction as new information comes.
(b-for bonus) When
#727 dropped out Charlie took
up the hunt in the tracking van. He couldn't find her and her radio
kept fading in and out. The pilots flew circles in the area and
saw her at last. Charlie could then find and
crate #727 and drive her to the new pen site, where the ground
crew had set up the travel pen. Why
are at least two reasons why the ground crew is an important part
of the team?
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).