Yo Yo begins spring journey on her own Swan learned to migrate at ultralight plane's wing

March 31, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

One of three trumpeter swans that learned to migrate at the wing of an ultralight airplane last fall appears to have begun her spring migration to Airlie, Va., on her own.

Bob Ferris, of Defenders of Wildlife, said Yo Yo was spotted Sunday on the west side of the Chesapeake Bay, at a Patuxent River spot where the birds rested during their fall flight to the Eastern Shore. "She is going back the same way she came," Ferris said.

The other two trumpeters remain at the Dorchester County wintering grounds. Defenders hopes to re-establish migratory trumpeters on the Shore.

Pub Date: 3/31/98

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