Into FLORIDA! (+104
Go ahead: Jump with joy! Today's lead pilot, Joe Duff, led the young cranes on their last flight as a group of 10, skipping a stop and entering FLORIDA! Today they passed the thousand-mile mark of flight. And (oh happy day!) they reached Jefferson County, the location where both travel pens will be set up and the Class of 2010 will be split into two groups. Five of the birds have one more flight to their wintering grounds on the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. The five heading for Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge ("Chass") have 3 more flights to their wintering grounds. You have hung in there with these wonderful birds, and now we can almost see the finish lines! When do you predict they'll reach them?