Let's all fly South for the Winter!

by - December 29, 2009

First of all, let me start by saying I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I know I did. Good food, good family...and for the first time in a long time (at least it's been a while since I remember) it didn't rain on Christmas day!

So we've been tracking these endangered whooping cranes for about a month now at work. There are 23 of them traveling from Wisconsin down to Florida under the guidance of a team of experts who are trying to teach them how to migrate. It's all in an effort to reintroduce the whooping crane to North America.

Right now they are in north Alabama. We all hoped they would take off today and make their way further south, but as it turns out, although the weather is beautiful, if cold, the wind was too turbulent and they just couldn't keep their strength up long enough to fly above it.

Anyway, if this interests you at all (I know not everyone is a dork like me) you can track their progress here and read their field journal here.

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  1. Buzy day in the newsroom for you to be tracking a flock of pigeons..... ha ha ha JK

  2. That just so happens to be my main assignment for today.

    That and trying to find information on an arrest connected to a fatal wreck from this weekend.