Winds up high are from
the south today. These are headwinds, which means
flying against the wind—so no flying will happen today. The
crew has already set up the second mobile pen at Stopover Site #3
Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Now they are waiting for the right
flight conditions. Meanwhile, how did all the birds finally make
to the new Stopover yesterday? (We
edited that report throughout the day as events changed. The latest
version has all the news about your cranes.)
CraneCam and TrikeCam give us a bird's eye view of
this migration. Have you seen it?
Journal Question: (a) How
many miles have they come so far? Print
this chart to help you keep track. (b-for-bonus) How
many travel pens does the team use? (See clues above.)
Why was this number of pens a good decision?
Math: What is the number of days between the
hatch-date of the youngest bird in the Class of 2009 and
this year's migration departure date? How
might this affect the performance of the group when they
leave on migration? What other factors might affect their
performance at the beginning of migration? Sharpen
your pencils and see this