Winds Not Quite Right (+0
November 15, 2010: Migration Day 37
Photo: Trish Gallagher, Operation Migration What do you hear as you play the
video clip of the birds in the pen?
birds will fly today, but only for exercise. Even though
the winds aloft are from the north, the
cranes and planes won't be taking off. "Getting upstairs with
the birds against the strong ground wind just isn't a possibility," wrote
Liz from camp with the team. Today will be Down Day #9 in Piatt County,
can help the team win a grant for $25,000 to continue helping
the cranes! Visit
Refresh Challenge website to vote for Operation Migration
today. You can vote every day until Dec. 31.
(a)Trish hid the video camera in her costume sleeve
to get the video you see above. Why was
it necessary for her to hide the camera?
What do you notice about the feathers
and the voices of the birds? If they
were born in May, how old are they now?
How have YOU changed in the time since
the birds were born?
(b-for-bonus) Are you wondering how our reluctant flier,#2-10, performs
on the exercise days? "So
far, his migration route looks like the four corners on his wooden crate,"
wrote Geoff. Scroll down on #2-10's bio
page to see the latest news. Why does Geoff say the team is "singing the
#2-10 blues"? Use that as a topic sentence to write a short summary about
the decision the team faces with this bird. What
would your plan or decision be? What do
will happen next?