to KENTUCKY! (+111.5 Miles)
December 4, 2009: Migration Day 50
Happy Day! On a GREAT day to fly, Brooke led all 20 brave birds right
over Wayne County, Illinois and onward to Union County, KENTUCKY!
They were in the air for just under three hours. It was so cold that
Joe got frostbitten feet. (See link below: Brrrrr!
It's COLD Up There!)
They all deserve a good rest in their new stopover site. What will
tomorrow bring? Let's hope they add to their
462 miles gone.
day from about 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. and again from 3:30 to 4:30
in the afternoon. TrikeCam is
live during migration flights.
(a) Today's flight was
over 100 miles. What have you noticed about
the flight distances for each leg since day
one? What are some reasons that explain this?
(b-for-bonus) This morning's
temperature at 4 a.m. was 25F, but felt
20F with the windchill. Pretty cold! How
do you think the pilots cope with such cold
in their tiny, open airplanes? After you
think how YOU would handle the cold, see
Brrrrr! It's COLD Up There
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).