Training Recap

What a difference a week makes!

A week ago the theme of the training updates was Whooping crane number 10 and how many times she didn’t come out of the pen, and when she was finally coerced out – how many times – and for how long, she would head into the marsh. This even prompted the CraneCam chatters to nickname the poor girl ‘Marsha.’

Fast forward to Thursday, Friday, and over this weekend and she’s an entirely different crane. She comes out of the pen – albeit fashionably late – and then proceeds to follow the small aircraft as it fires down the training strip and into the air… Yes! I said AIR! Almost two full minutes of AIR!

She and her six flockmates are all now flying – and what a pretty site it is. Take a look at this video clip from Saturday as Joe trained with them.

Here are some photo highlights from Doug and Mako Pellerin!



Killing time waiting for fog to clear.

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  1. Deanna Uphoff August 11, 2014 10:43 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  2. Nancy Freeman August 11, 2014 2:28 pm

    excellent photos ! thanks so much !