No Go: Still Some Gusts (+0 Miles)
November 7, 2011: Migration Day 30

Windsock at sunrise.

Image: Operation Migration

Winds have died down, but they come back in occasional gusts from the wrong direction. It's not a good day to fly. But there IS good news in Operation Migration's Field Journal this morning: Liz wrote that yesterday, volunteer Tom Schultz observed wayward female #2-11 in the same field she was originally found foraging with Sandhill cranes. Tom watched for about a half hour. He noticed that they seemd comfortable with one another although "the Sandhills did appear to move slowly out of the way if 2-11 happened to come close."

Wayward female #2 from the Class of 2011 is with Sandhill cranes in Wisconsin.

The TrikeCam broadcasts LIVE each day they fly.

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

  • (a) Where is #2-11 in Tom's photo? Make a Prediction: What do you think will happen to #2-11? Explain your thinking.
  • (b-for-bonus) Study today's photo to answer: From which direction is the wind blowing? Operation Migration's Heather gives these clues:The photo was taken at sunrise. From which direction does the sun rise? Which direction is the windsock pointing? From which direction is the wind blowing to cause the windsock to blow that way?

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