Sunday, September 20, 2009

flight training

Finally, sunrise!

An eagle was watching the fog lift.  

Caitlin was on the phone checking with the ultra-light pilot to make sure the fog wouldn't prevent him from flying this morning. All systems were go & we proceeded to an observation platform.

After about a half hour the ultra-light passed us on its way to the Whooping Crane pen with juveniles waiting to "follow the leader."

Within minutes the ultra-light returned with the first group of four Whooping Cranes practicing to follow the knowledgeable "adult."

Note the white suit disguise on the pilot. It does appear to fool the juvenile Whoopers.

Next we will meet the pilot & the second group of cranes.