Touchdown Stopover #2! (+14 Miles)
October 22, 2011: Migration Day 14

Whooping crane flies with ultralight plane.

Crane #10-11 flies to Stopover #2 with Pilot Joe Duff
Image Captured from Operation Migration Live CraneCam

Flyable weather again today allowed a takeoff, and at 9:09 pilot Joe landed in Marquette County (Stop #2) with crane #10-11. Richard landed later with #4, #7 and #12. When Brooke's lone bird, #6, balked at flying over a large body of water, Brooke gave up and turned back to the first stop with #6. There, #6 was crated and so were cranes #1, #3, #5, and #9. They were then driven in the van to join their flying flock mates at the new pen in Marquette County. All are doing just fine. Meanwhile, will missing crane #2-11 be found today? The search for her continues. Did she catch a thermal and just keep flying?

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion


Today is Saturday: No school, no questions.

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