the young cranes reached Benton County, Indiana! They flew 43.2 miles--for
a grand total of 285.5 miles gone. All sixteen birds launched with Richard
van Heuvelen's ultralight this morning at 6:58 central time. Minutes later,
two cranes dropped back. Not to worry; Brooke moved in to lend them a
wing, and the two (including #303) flew with Brooke the whole way. One
hour and 8 minutes later they landed in the formation they held throughout
the flight: fourteen off Richard's right wingtip, and two off Brooke's
right wingtip. Go cranes!
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