Cranes Go Another 22.7 Miles into WI
The migration is off to a good start, with two flight days in a row. Each day is a new adventure. Today the birds made a poor exit from the pen and only five birds launched with Brooke's ultralight. Joe Duff quickly moved in to gather the second group, and all nine birds launched with his trike. Richard van Heuvelen flew chase.
the drama began! Early into the flight, the pilots separated when
the birds broke
away or dropped off. Crane #402 dropped out SE of the departure site.
He was crated for transport. Crane
#407 dropped south of Hwy 136 and along the shore
of Wisconsin River after encountering a light fog bank--only 2.2 miles short
of today's destination. Dan Sprague and helper Tatiana Zhuchkova (here from Russian
to learn about ultralight-led migrations) retrieved
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