Gusty Winds (+0 Miles)
November 15, 2007: Migration Day 34
With gusty easterly winds, it's down day #5 in Morgan
County, Indiana. The birds have covered 394.6 miles. They can exercise,
but they are gaining no ground on their migration route today. The
good news: tomorrow looks great for flying to the next stop: Muscatatuck
Journal Question: If
the chick in the photo is about to take off, would it
(a) be facing into the wind or (b) have the wind at its
back? How do birds (and planes) position themselves to
take off? See How
Birds Fly for help in answering this question.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).