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Kentucky, Hello Tennesssee
After five delay days in Adair County, weather allowed the cranes and ultralights
to lift off today in what was the longest flight for these birds so far:
74.9 miles! They landed at 10:44 Eastern time, happy to get fresh water
and crane chow in their new surroundings. Hooray!
Today's flight was one hour and 51 minutes--something to note on your Migration
Comparison Chart. For
a preview of what's ahead for the birds, check out last year's migration
report for this day.
This! Journaling Questions
you were on the flight or ground team, what would you like best
about traveling with the migration? Many people ask the crew that
question. Heather once said, "Besides the pleasure and sheer
joy experienced each day we have the privilege of seeing these awe-inspiring
cranes flying toward their new winter habitat, the very best part
is actually two parts combined. It's the method we are traveling,
shared with the fantastic and genuine people we join at each of
our stopover locations." And here's Joe, telling you how he
feels about what he does:
Joe Duff Talks About
Flying With the Cranes
the average distance covered per day (a) for the days on which the cranes
have actually flown? (b) for the 36 days of the migration so far?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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