It was a "try-go" this morning at 26 degrees in west Tennessee as the ultralights took off with thirteen birds on Richard van heuvelen's wing and one on Joe Duff's wing.
Many of the birds had their feet tucked under their feathers so that if you didn't know what you were looking at you would think they were geese.
We were already back at the RV and talking about heading for Alabama when Liz got the call that the birds didn't want to fly against the headwind they found aloft and they were turning back. As we stood outside the RV, we could see Joe flying over head with his one bird coasting on his wing.
Check the Operation Migration field journal for a full update on today's flight.