This just in from WCEP/ICF Tracking Field Manager Eva Szyszkoski. TWO wild hatched chicks are now in the nest of 5-10 & 28-08!

Many thanks to Windway Aviation for providing an aircraft an pilot to allow Eva to do aerial surveys.

Whooping crane chicks hatch

click the photo to enlarge. TWO chicks are clearly visible in the nest of #5-10* & 28-08!

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  1. Clark Schultz May 24, 2013 6:11 pm

    Congratulations to all the members of the WCEP and of course to 5-10 and 28-08 on the successful hatching of two wild chicks. I was just wondering if this nest is located in Necedah or if it is outside the area and perhaps outside of the influence of black flies?

    • Heather Ray May 25, 2013 7:03 am

      their nest is located approximately 45 miles north of the core nesting area and out of the range of the two species of black flies that harass birds.

  2. Jeanne Husted May 24, 2013 2:46 pm

    wonderful news and a wonderful picture!

  3. Patricia Kramer May 24, 2013 9:11 am

    Welcome tiny beautiful little babies! Your birth brings joy to so many hearts. Stay well and listen to your mama.

  4. Mary W-D May 23, 2013 8:22 pm

    Oh hooray! (breathe, she says) Little ones do well! Mama, you’re amazing — having twins this early in your life. Blessings on this new family; may they thrive.

    • Margie Tomlinson May 24, 2013 1:19 pm

      Speaking of twins, may I “ditto” your comments, dear Mary?

  5. Claire DeLand May 23, 2013 5:26 pm

    Be still my heart!!! You are such beautiful babies!!!! We can’t wait to meet you!!!!!