Illinois! (+34 Miles)
exciting news again today! The
third day in a row of great weather brought them
into Illinois and 34 miles
farther on the 1,285-mile journey south. (Yesterday's 47 miles
was thanks to skipping a stop in such good flight conditions.
That was the longest flight yet for the birds.) They were
raring to go again today, and gave the pilots no trouble. Do
you see the lead bird in the photo above, trying to pull
after takeoff they landed at Winnebago County, Illinois. Six
birds landed with pilot Richard and four birds landed with pilot
Joe. Male #2-10's wing wasn't up to the flight, so he was crated
for transport by road in the team's van. The Class of 2010 is off
to a great start!