a morning! From Piatt County, IL, Liz announced: "Chris went up
to test the air and radioed down that he thought we
all came out of the pen like champs, but the air was so rough they
couldn't 'stick' to the wing." A big crane rodeo took place, ending
in a return to the pen. Disappointment!
Youngsters #10-08 (formerly
810) and DAR #37-08 with older cranes in Indiana!
Photo Eva Ssyszkoski
Eastern Flock On the Move:
Several of the flock's older Whooping cranes began
and finished their migration in the past 7 days! Pair #311 and #312 have
arrived on their wintering grounds in South Carolina, pair
with a third crane) are now on their wintering territory in Alabama,
and possibly four Whooping cranes have already
arrived in Florida. The others in the Eastern Migratory
Population (EMP) are winging their way south. A group
of eight eight cranes includes young DAR #37-08 and
#10-08 (formerly #810,
the crane removed from the ultralight cohort) along
and southern Indiana. Experts believe only one Whooping crane, #506,
is in Wisconsin.
on what happened, what
feelings and thoughts do you thinkt the
pilots had during this morning's flight?
is it possible for the wild Whooping cranes
to complete their migration in a week while
the ultralight-led cranes take many weeks?
Such Short Daily Flights?)