to Stopover 7! (+59
a quick test flight to check winds up high, pilot Richard moved
in to launch with the cranes at 8:05 a.m.. See it on the video above!
They were off to cover 59 miles of southward progress.
At 9:44 they
in Piatt County, Illinois. Hooray! All but one bird
formed up with Richard upon takeoff. The video clip shows #2-10 quickly
dropping out and circling back to the pen. Pilot Brooke flew back
to coax #2
to fly solo with him and his trike.
But #2 bird was not getting with that program. He got to the new site,
but in a crate. For the other ten, we celebrate a safe landing
at a new location!