top cover plane is in the air, searching for #733
team is standing down today despite clear skies and calm conditions
on the surface. During a test flight, the pilots discovered headwinds
more than 15 mph and had to
call it a no-go.
team is making a new plan for the search for #733. They have
checked most of southeastern Indiana and a good part of Kentucky. That
same area has been searched
ground. They haven't heard even a single beep from 733's
transmitter. Today is another chance.
Meanwhile, ICF tracker Sara Zimorski
reported news on the wild whoopers of the new Eastern flock. "We
on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22)."
Sara suspects others also left that day but no definite sightings
have been reported. Sara thinks the few remaining in Wisconsin
may leave today! A few of the flock are at Hiwassee in TN (where
our chicks are headed!), and others are in IL and IN. "The weather
been great for the birds continuing migration but two pairs pushed
or on their winter territories," reports Sara.