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October 29, 2010: Migration Day 20

Photo Operation Migration

The good news: For the first time in ten days the weather was flyable in Winnebago County, IL. The cranes and planes took off!

The bad news: After a crazy crane rodeo, dropouts and landings, the pilots gave up. The birds will be back at the same stopover in Winnebago County for yet another day.

The plan: The team will need to figure out how to get the show on the road. Pilot Joe Duff said, "Part of their pen is flooded from all the recent rain. They love water, so they are reluctant to leave now, and it's been ten days without flying. These are really good birds; they're just a little confused right now."

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

  • (a) It wasn't a good day for the team, but luckily all the birds are okay. What ideas might they have to get the show on the road again? What would be your advice to the team?
  • (b-for-a-blast) You probably already have your Halloween costume ready. But How's This for a Crazy Costume? Enjoy the slideshow that tells you the inside story about the garb worn daily by the team when they are around the young cranes.

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).