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Photo from Operation Migration Crane Cam

Heather Ray of Operation Migration says, "This is adult male #509 on September 16, 2009. He is outside the pen where the middle and youngest chicks now live together. Crane 509 camps out by the pen. All the chicks have just taken off on training flights with the ultralights. Do you see how 509 has dropped his wings? He is mournfully calling, calling. Why do you think he is drop-wing calling?"

How old is #509? Why is he alone? What else can you learn about #509 that might help you tell a story about what he is doing here? Click and scroll down on his bio page for more about #509.