No Go: Rain & Wind (+0 Miles)
Rain and wind dash hopes to fly on down-day four at Marquette County, Wisconsin. Everyone is dismayed at the slow start for this journey south. The weather is the wild card, but that also means we can hope for days with happy surprises and swift progress. But what about the birds unwilling to fly? Pilot Joe explains why the start of migration is difficult: "It is during that time that the chicks are reluctant to leave the only home they have known, and the concept of migration has yet to sink in. Many of them turn back when we get too far away and each failed attempt only reinforces their resolve." Long delays don't help!
Today's slideshow invites you to think about costumes as you make more discoveries behind the scenes of migration. Dig in!