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November 6, 2004
Migration Day 28

Still in Boone County, WIND-IANA
Too windy today in "Windiana" Photo OM

Grounded with the migration team, OM's Heather Ray reminds us: "Once we do eventually arrive in Indiana, the winds inevitably turn against us." Sure enough, this morning the nickname "Windiana" was true. Winds were out of the southwest at 10-15 mph. If these young whoopers were on their own southward journey without an aircraft to show them the way, they would be smart and not travel into a headwind like this. The GOOD news is that the next two days both look favorable to fly. Check back tomorrow!

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Try This! Journaling Question
  • The tiny Eastern flock is a reintroduced flock of Whooping cranes. These whoopers are being restored to their former range with the help of ultralights to teach them the migration route in the absence of the natural flock that lived there over a century ago. Meanwhile, after a fantastic nesting season in Canada, the Western flock--the only remaining natural flock of wild Whooping cranes--should pass 200 birds, up from the 193 last spring. With 26 of these birds at Aransas NWR as of November 3, what fraction or percentage of has completed their fall migration from Canada to Texas?


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