Week 5: New Plan, Tiny Progress (Total Gone: 52 Miles)
November 10, 2014
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Dogged by fickle fall weather, the team decided the migration needed at least one successful leg to get their momentum going, even if it is only 5 miles away. A brief weather break came on Nov. 7, so, flying the birds in two shifts with the four best fliers first, they advanced the migration to a new interim stop in Dane County, Wisconsin. Whoop, whoop! "It was a small success but at this point in our migration, a small success is HUGE," proclaimed Brooke proclaimed pilot Brooke. Click into the Day 29 entry on each bio page to check up on your crane. Until our next weekly summary on November 17, see live action on Operation Migration's crane cam and flight cam channels, and find daily updates at Operation Migration.

Cranes #4, 9 and 10 fly the second shift to Dane County, WI on Nov. 7.
 Image: Heather Ray, Operation Migration


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