OM Volunteer Doug Pellerin captured the following images inside the crane enclosure on Saturday, August 31st and shared them with us.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the young cranes mature and change. On the left with the orange legband is #7-13 and in the center is #9-13. With no legband visible there is no way to know which is the blue-eyed crane on the right.
Number 2-13 in the foreground with the black legband and #1-13 in the background
In the foreground is #1-13. She is easy to spot even without seeing the white legband as she, by far, has the most white feathers of the cohort thus far.
Another image of #1-13 shows how much white she has.
Tune into our LIVE streaming CraneCam to watch the young cranes train with the aircraft each morning weather permits. Training typically starts between 6:30-7am Central time (barring any fog delays).