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Migration Day 28
in Boone County, WIND-IANA
windy today in "Windiana" Photo OM
Grounded with the migration team, OM's Heather Ray reminds
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
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
look favorable to fly. Check back tomorrow!
This! Journaling Question
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
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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