Losing Their Lead
The wind--today from the west at 15 mph--again has the migration in its grip. The young cranes are stalled for the third day in Washington County, Kentucky. They've come 523.1 miles of the 1200-mile distance. Their slim lead over last year's progress has narrowed from 10 days last week to 3 days now.
the experienced cranes from 2001 and 2002? As of Sunday (Nov. 9), the
latest news showed that eleven were still in the Necedah NWR area. Female
Crane #14 from 2002 was still in northern Illinois where she spent the
entire summer. Cranes #3 and #15 frm 2002 have reached southern Illinois.
Cranes #2 and #13 (2002 birds) reached southwest Indiana. Crane #1 from
2001 and Crane #1 from 2002 were in Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Area in northwest
Indiana. Another bird, who is either #6 (2001) or #7 (2001) reached Baraboo,
Wisconsin. You can keep up with their progress on ICF's
page. And at Aransas NWR in Texas, 46 cranes have arrived
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