Did All 16 Stay Together?
group-mind is taking place among the Whooping cranes in the Class of
2009. And that may explain why they have all stayed together on one
so many times. (In
past when they have broken up
groups led by two or three ultralights.) It may be that one dissenter
has little influence over a flock this large. Perhaps they all feel
in the anonymity
larger group. Possibly
of soaring and the confidence of the group was all it took to overcome
the insecurity that has always brought them back on "exercise days."
Whatever the motivation, 16 of them surprised us and kept going.
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