Photo Courtesy, http://www.operationmigration.org
The wings of “Operation Migration” will not fly over Nashville as they move south toward Florida, but the cranes and their guides landed in West Tennessee today where they will rest and wait for suitable flying weather.
My good friend Sandra Mealer lives in Pegram Tennessee where her home is a bird sanctuary of sorts, she provides food for a variety of species year round. Mrs. Turner of Louisville Kentucky, is the mother of my close friend Cyndea Wendell. Mrs. Turner is a long time supporter of “Operation Migration”, and follows their migration progress every year. I am inspired by these women and their love of birds and I am enthused to learn more about birds and their migratory habits.
I am currently in contact with Operation Migration Communication Director, Liz Condie and will post an article regarding the “Class of 2008” before the cranes and their escorts leave Tennessee and fly south to their next stop in Franklin County Alabama.
UPDATE December 6th
Operation Migration is prepared to depart Tennessee Sunday morning (December 7th) and continue their journey south.
UPDATE December 7th
“Wrong way winds”, followed by rain has grounded the crew and cranes. Operation Migration will remain in Tennessee for at least one more day.