Take-off & Turn-back (+0 Miles)
Photo Operation Migration
pilots took off to calm conditions on the ground but met with
aloft. It was SO windy that their speed was down to 19 miles per
hour! That's way too tiring for the birds. They called it an exercise
day and landed again. Even
with a healed-up wing, crane #2-10 showed little interest in following
the trike. Pilot Brooke had hoped
with #2-10 today,
but that didn't work out. Still, it's been a week of great progress
for the birds and the team!
what's the news about the only remaining natural flock
of migratory whoopers? They're on their way from Canada to Texas.
The field office in Grand Island, Nebraska has
not received any confirmed reports from SD, NE, KS or TX. Several
reports have come from from ND, and a few unconfirmed reports from
ND, NE, MT and TX. On average, the arrival date of cranes at Aransas
occurs around 16 Oct., so the migration is progressing roughly
a week or so behind.