Well well, looks like whooping cranes 4-12 & 5-12 have gotten over their disagreement. You may recall these two male cranes spent most of last summer in and around the White River Marsh training site and then both were waiting at the St. Marks NWR winter release pen in Florida when we arrived with the Class of 2013.
Early this spring, #4-12 chased his best buddy 5-12 off and migrated back to Wisconsin solo. Since then both have been spending time separately in the area surrounding White River Marsh.
Doug Pellerin has been volunteering some time this spring tracking the returnees and spotted these two together again on Friday.