Five whooping cranes from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge are roosting in Florida this morning.
The five male cranes are the first in their flock of about 40 to complete the migration on their own.
Most of the others are still en route.
Another 19 young cranes that were hatched in captivity earlier this year are being led south by ultra lights. As of today, they have reached Tennessee.
There initially were 20 young cranes in that group, but one was found dead Nov. 9, at a stopover in Indiana.