Standing Down For Headwinds
Winds are gusting today from the south/southeast at 10-15 mph. The team and birds will stay put today in their Illinois stopover site.
Winnebago County, IL isn't where the team expected to end up yesterday, but headwinds were the culprit then too. About 50 minutes into yesterday's flight, headwinds increased. The headwinds slowed their ground speed to 26 mph and made it impossible for them to reach their planned stop in Ogle County. Instead they aimed for a new site in Winnebago County. And that's where they'll stay today, too.
Hear Joe explain headwinds and tailwinds: Audio Clip.
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