Day 11 – Southwest Winds

The winds from the southwest will keep us grounded for another day.

This morning at 9am CT, we’re going to hold a live camera/chat session for one hour so that we can introduce some of our volunteers!

Here’s how you can participate. If you don’t already have a chat name, you’ll need to first register for one at ustream.

At 9am, login at OR and type your question into the chatroom. We’ll be responding to as many questions as possible during the one hour live chat.

Hope to ‘see’ you there!

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  1. AintThatAmerica October 10, 2015 3:47 pm

    I like the live chat idea; need earlier notice.

    In the wild these colts would be making a few miles a day at least is my assumption; but under these circumstances you need to keep the group together to maintain control of inexperienced birds. Is this right?

    • Heather Ray October 11, 2015 5:34 am

      in the wild, juveniles would not be migrating without a parent. We take the place of the parent to show them a suitable migration route. Also in the wild, cranes would not migrate on days when a south wind is blowing, or it is raining.

  2. Phoebe B October 10, 2015 12:31 pm

    Thank you, that was terrific! I learned some new things and also enjoyed the friendly conversation between you all.

    I really appreciate all the things you generous-hearted OMers do to include us in your amazing ongoing project – like this special chat, the cranecam, the field journal, and more.

    Best regards, with admiration & respect!

  3. Mike Hammel October 10, 2015 10:03 am

    Fantastic job in the video call this morning. The conversations were very informative. You guys are doing great work.

  4. Sue McCurdy October 10, 2015 9:21 am

    Somebody needs to get those winds right, so those birds can get in the sky again!