Migration Day 31
by Headwinds at Last Stop in Wind-iana
were expected today as Muscatatuck NWR in Jennings County, IN, where
hopeful folks gathered to see the take off from this final stop in
Indiana. Instead, once airborne the pilots met with 12-mph headwinds.
They're standing down. Will
tomorrow be the day they leave Indiana and cross into Kentucky? They've
come 443.7 statute miles.
This! Journaling Questions
crane in Alberta, Canada.
(Thank you, Edwina Reid.)
photo shows one of the Western flock juveniles over Fort
McMurray, Alberta last week. While driving, two Canadian citizens
saw the bird on the roadside. They got out and the
bird flew away, but
this photo. How can you be
sure it's a Whooping crane? Do you think it is migrating alone
from Canada to Texas? Use what you know about the first migration
of whooper chicks to explain why or why not.
we asked, "Why
is it colder at high altitudes,which are closer to the sun?" Compare
the answer you wrote with this one: Sunlight, or solar energy,
comes through most of the atmosphere without warming it much.
Sunlight does warm the ground or water when it hits them,
however. The warm ground or water then warms the air next to it.
from the ground, the cooler the air usually is.
- Yesterday we
told you about the start of #418's migration, an unusual story. OM
friend and tracking pilot Mike Voechting has been tracking #418 through
Indiana. The youngster apparently was traveling with 4 Sandhill cranes. Write
why you think this is good. What could be a downside?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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