Week 2: Two Stops and a Surprise (Total Gone: 19 Miles)
October 13, 2014
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The cranes and planes chalked up 19 miles in the first two days of their journey south, but not all by air. On day 2's take off for Stopover #2, four of the cranes did something that's never happened in 13 years of aircraft-led crane migrations: They turned back to their training site! See updated bio pages to discover how your favorite crane did on flight days one and two of their first migration. Meanwhile, days 3 and 4 were down time as warm winds from the south brought rain and stalled the migration at Stopover #2. They're in Marquette County, Wisconsin awaiting good weather so they can head for Stopover #3. Until our next weekly summary on October 20, see live action on Operation Migration's crane cam and flight cam channels, and daily updates at Operation Migration.

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