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Flies With Her Flock Again!
is breezing right along! Today brought relief and joy when female
took to the skies in her first flight since her knee surgery October 7.
She had Richard's ultralight all to herself, which made an easier flight
for her. She flew beautifully above his left wingtip for the entire 56.7
mile leg of the migration. Off Brook's wingtips, the other fifteen birds
formed two lines, with eight off the left and seven trailing the right side.
All 16 cranes landed at 8:23 A.M. in Kankakee County, their final stopover
in the state of Illinois. Heather reports sunny but "c-c-c-cold"
weather, and by the time they landed, winds had increased from 5 mph to
20 mph out of the northwest for a rough landing. How did her first leg of
the migratoy flight affect #303? The crew saw very little limp upon landing.
many miles have they flown so far?
This! Journaling Questions
to mark your Migration
Comparison Chart each day, noting with tally marks whether they
flew or not, and writing any noteworthy details you'll want to remember.
- What are
some adjectives that describe #303? If you could give #303 a name, what
would you call her? Does she remind you of anyone you know? Explain.
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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