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December 1, 2008: Migration Day 46
Arrival Time is Brooke's favorite.
migration is stalled for day two in Marshall County, Kentucky,
at 525 miles gone. But if you missed the past
several days (flights on Nov. 26, 27, and 29), you've
got some fun to catch up on! Here's part of Brooke's Field
Journal entry for the wonderful flight Nov.
of migration times would be while flying with
the birds, but in fact, for me, it is the 'just-having-flown'
time — the arrival time. It's the period just after
landing from a long flight when the birds are still exuberant
and challenge, more than a little shy because of their
new surrounds, but hugely inquisitive, alert, and, most
endearing of all, they
are most trusting.
They surround you in quick animated motions and look up at you
with cocked heads, their piercing eyes asking, "OK, Big
Bird, you brought us here, now what?". . .All
I had was a bag of grapes and some corn.. . So as the
chicks lined up in front of me, I
gave each chick a grape with my puppet head as he or she
along with my best wishes in a sacrament of gratitude and
thanksgiving. I sensed a calming, almost spiritual effect favor
us, one which lingered
until Richard appeared on the hill top and signaled the pen
was ready. Dutifully this little congregation followed and were
soon safe in
the anticipation of and hope for good flying weather tomorrow
morning (Dec. 2), Liz announced a site for folks to gather to
view the cranes and planes upon departing Marshall County, KY for
TN. Meet in front of the Lighthouse Missionary
Baptist Church on CR1264 (also known as Flat Road), which is off
CR1264 (Flat Road) is between Jackson School Road and
Wilkins Road. MapQuest or GoogleMaps will help you to come
up with driving directions from your home location.
would be YOUR favorite time if you were
an Operation Migration pilot?
did the pilots nickname #813 "cosmos" last
summer? Is it still a good nickname?
(See updated bio
name did the team give #829 before
migration? Is it still a good name? (See
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).