Too Much Good Wind! (+
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November 20, 2008: Migration Day 35
Eva used color-coded leg bands to identify 16 cranes still
at Necedah NWR in Wisconsin: #810, 709, 710, 716, 717, 722, 724, 726, 511, 512, 412, 211, 217,
DAR 37-07, DAR 46-07,
DAR 37-08. The smaller
gray cranes in the back are Sandhill cranes (not endangered).
Eva Szyszkoski, ICF Tracking Field Manager
good news: Today the winds are from the right direction,
out of the north and northwest. The bad news: These
much too powerful for the young cranes and planes to handle. It's down
day #2 in LaSalle County, Illinois.
many adult whoopers in the new Eastern flock began migration
Nov. 15, 16, and 17. But still
in Wisconsin are at least 16 Whooping cranes. They include DAR
(Direct Autumn Release) chick #37-08 and #810 (who was kicked
the ultralight-led cohort). These two youngsters are with older
cranes in the new Eastern flock.
Directions to Flyover Viewing Opportunity when they leave LaSalle
County! Will it be tomorrow? >>
two cranes are the youngest in the
photo above? (HINT:Their numbers are clues
Eva said they are all thrilled that the two
2008 crane chicks in the photo above are
staying near the older Whooping cranes.
Why is this such good news? What might be
some reasons why these
have not yet started migration? (For
example, consider their experience with previous
migrations, their food supply, and the weather.)
Write a paragraph with
sentences that expand on this main idea:
At least sixteen cranes have not yet
left Wisconsin on migration.
Keeping: Have you updated your migration
comparison chart? TIP: Click on "News" on the navigation bar at
the top of this page (or below) to see a list of all
you can easily count how many No-Fly Days. You can also
count the fly days, or you can refer to the chart in
18 Journal Question.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).