Re-visit and New Introductions – Class of 2013 Whooping Cranes

As promised yesterday here are some old and new images of the rest of the Class of 2013.

Crane chick 7-13 has sprouted like the rest of his/her flockmates. In the photo on the left it was barely dry after hatching and the photo on the right shows just how much taller it is just 4 weeks later.

Crane chick 7-13 has sprouted like the rest of his/her flockmates. In the photo on the left it was barely dry after hatching on May 17 and the photo on the right shows just how much taller it is just 4 weeks later. Number 7-13 is sporting a green legband.

Whooping crane 8-13 hatched on May 18. One day after its full sibling above #7-13. Both chicks are offspring of 16-02 & 16-07* and were collected as eggs from an abandoned nest.

Whooping crane 8-13 hatched on May 18. One day after its full sibling above #7-13. Both chicks are offspring of 16-02 & 16-07* and were collected as eggs from an abandoned nest.

Introducing Whooping crane chick number 9-13:

#9-13 replaces #6-13 who will be held back for treatment of aspergillosis.  Number 9 is also the result of a collected egg from the early May nest abandonment event. Parents are 14-08 & 24-08

#9-13 replaces #6-13 who will be held back for treatment of aspergillosis. Number 9 is also the result of a collected egg from the early May nest abandonment event. Parents are 14-08 & 24-08

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4 Comments

  1. Kathie June 16, 2013 8:28 am

    Wow, they grow up so fast! Are all our chicks from abandon nests?

    • Heather Ray June 17, 2013 5:40 am

      All are with the exception of #7-13

  2. Margie Tomlinson June 15, 2013 12:57 pm

    These three (3) sure do look good and healthy! What a difference just a few weeks makes, too! WOW! 🙂 You go little birdies!

  3. Linda June 14, 2013 6:26 pm

    Love this page! I have fallen in love! What magnificent birds!