¡El vuelo de las grullas!
Those of the Gray Wind
First Story:1900- This section describes the cranes trip to Siberia, Canada, and Alaska. It talks about a crane couple that has two colts and raises them. An Eskimo boy comes to take away their eggs but he sees them dancing and runs home to tell his parents about it.
Second Story:1860- A young crane that had tried to find his parents landed in the Platte. He got caught in a barbed-wire fence and was trapped. A girl and her family come and find the bird and nurse it back to health and harmony.
Ties to real life?
The first story has an underlying meaning in my opinion. The boy ran home and told his parents how beautiful their dance was, after planning to take their eggs away from them. As people, we should not judge something by its cover, and we should always get to know someone/something better before we jump to conclusions.
I think that the author used these stories to give us lessons in real life. The trapped crane story symbolizes someone/something that we can help. We always need to be helpful people as life is not always about us. We should not be selfish and we should always put others first.
1)~500,000 cranes fly through Nebraska every year
2)Cranes fly at speeds from 30-50 mph
3)Cranes have up to 8 different calls
4)warmth-circulating apparatuses in cranes' legs keep their legs warm in freezing water
5)Population of Whooping Cranes has grown alot!
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Weight: 6 to 12 pounds
Wingspan: 6 to 7 feet
Lifespan: 20 to 40 years
All photos were obtained from Rowe sanctuary's website.
"Rowe Sanctuary | Audubon." Rowe Sanctuary. Audubon, Web. 09 Apr. 2013.