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Old 17-08-08, 01:12 AM
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Thinking of Sibelius's love of geese, reminded me of the assisted Whooping Crane migrations, and the film 'Fly Away Home'. These rare and exquisite birds are led on assisted migrations by loons dressed as parent birds in microlights.

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Whooping cranes learn their migration route by following their parents. But this knowledge is lost when the species is reduced and there are no longer any wild birds using the flyway... In the first five years of the program, approximately 60 birds have been taught a migration route between Wisconsin and Florida.

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A 'parent' chases off a hungry golden eagle. It's like September 1940 above the Kent hop fields!


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I had never heard of this. I hope their not heading for Florida now. Tropical Storm Fay is on her way.
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where is she heading?
off to the weather channel
i have family in the panhandle
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Forecasters: Floridians Should Prepare for Hurricane

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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency because Fay "threatens the state of Florida with a major disaster," he wrote in an executive order.

Forecasters predicted Saturday evening that the sixth named storm of the 2008 season would make landfall somewhere along western coast of Florida on Tuesday as a hurricane, said Corey Walton, a hurricane support meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqmk8tl19i4"]Operation Migration[/ame]
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is not that big a deal
it has to be done to allow the red cross, state and federal agencies, including fema to begin communications
and it allows local fire and police to set up command centers
and begin the funding to start to flow for those things and is done to prevent another hurricane katrina type diaster when no one was getting the aid sent in
also, evacuation operations sound like they've taken place at least in the keys so the declaration of the emergency is not crucial
the sustained wind speed, possible tornados on the forward right edge of the storm is what to watch for
hopefully the relatively short span from cuba to mainland florida isn't enough to get the storm cranked up (the warm gulf waters in late summer early fall creates a bigger storm) but the distance across the gulf is relatively short-i can't see on the weather station how defined the eye is but a tropical storm or a category 1 or 2 hurricane shouldn't be that bad

and my son is in the path in georgia but hopefully the storm will dissipate before it gets to him-the rest of the family is west of the storm

they are stressful things-i went through several evacuations and two nasty storms-it was a sunny day by late afternoon and we just got heavy rains and some tree limbs came down in my yard when katrinna hit-but the newscasts of what was happening just west of us was heartbreaking

anyway...
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* Fingers crossed *
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fay is coming in as a tropical storm
so hurricane watch can be suspended on bright ceceilia

back to the whoopers

it's a cool story

who would have thought a guy in an ultralight could be stand in for birds on migration
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Phew. Keep us posted anyway, just in case.
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