Whoop whoop! Three cheers for Richard, who got the cranes aloft, out of this Tennessee valley, and into the SECOND stop in Alabama! With good conditions in the sky, they skipped over Franklin County and soared on to Walker County, Alabama. In two and one-half hours of flying, they gained 110 miles! All ten flew the distance on Richard's wing and are now safe on the ground. What a day! (Click for map.)
is the third year in a row Richard had the tough task of leading
the birds out of this location. It has never been easy. Surely
this year was the best of all. Read the amazing reports from 2008 (when
they flew 57 miles on Day 57 of the migration and landed
in snow) and 2009.
When Richard writes his field journal entry, we'll share
details of what happened today. Again,
the hero in Richard came through. Go TEAM!