Heather flew in the top cover plane on the last day of migration for the Class of 2009. She tells what she saw from high in the sky.

Do you see Erin and Geoff in their white costumes? They waited with the ten cranes as pilot Joe Duff approached in his ultralight plane. They opened the gates when Joe's signal came through their earphones. This would be the birds' final flight with the tiny plane "parent."

Photo: Heather Ray, Operation Migration