Weekly Photo Round up

Two young Whooping cranes

Whooping crane chicks 4-13 & 5-13 show off their still developing wing spans to the sub-adult crane, number 5-12
Photo: Doug Pellerin

A good comparison photo showing adult Whooping cranes vs. Sandhill cranes. Photo: Doug Pellerin

A good comparison photo showing an adult Whooping crane vs. Sandhill cranes.
Photo: Doug Pellerin

Gathering

After a successful training session the crane chicks all gather around the trike hoping for treats in the form of grapes or mealworms. Some even take a moment to do a post flight inspection of the aircraft. Photo: Doug Pellerin

two adult Whooping cranes and one juvenile

Whooping crane chick #7-13 on guard. Each morning after training if the sub-adults are present at the back of the wet pen, number 7-13 ‘patrols’ the perimeter – shadowing their movements and even charging at them occasionally. Photo: Doug Pellerin

Whoopers flying with Brooke

Seven of the eight Whooping cranes flying in ground effect behind Brooke.
Photo: Tom Schultz

Tom Schultz captured this action shot from inside the enclosure last week showing four of the crane kids in flight

Tom Schultz also captured this action shot from inside the enclosure last week showing three of the crane kids in flight 

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4 Comments

  1. Jamin M August 15, 2013 11:41 am

    Ground effect photographs especially neat!

  2. Joey Urey August 15, 2013 8:26 am

    great photos – may i share on timeline?

    • Heather Ray August 15, 2013 1:26 pm

      Please provide photo credit (if you share) as: Doug Pellerin/Operation Migration

  3. Margie Tomlinson August 15, 2013 7:37 am

    Wonderful pictures again, Doug! We are so blessed to have you there and catching all the action in stills for us. Thanks for these & all you are doing to take care of our birdies.