Thursday, November 29, 2007

a slow (good?) news day

The lead story in this morning's C-J?
The Indiana version of the headline was "AWOL crane rejoins flock"...
A slow news day-- or looking for a change of pace?

A young whooping crane that got separated from his human-led migration to Florida was spotted yesterday morning in Scottsburg, Ind., and captured early last night southwest of Fort Knox, Ky.

Thankfully, one caller to The Courier-Journal who thought she saw the endangered bird fly into the grille of an oncoming vehicle on I-65 in southern Indiana was wrong, as was another who wondered about a big pile of bird feathers in St. Matthews.

The crane went missing on Friday, northeast of Louisville, when it dropped out of the migration led by pilots in ultralight aircraft.

Designated "733," the bird was seen and photographed on the ground in Scott County yesterday by an Indiana wildlife official, said Liz Condie, a spokeswoman for Operation Migration, the group that oversees the human-assisted migration. It is one of only about 300 of its kind in the wild....


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