Training Recap.

We were able to train the cranes yesterday as well as Saturday and Sunday, making for a 3-day stretch. With the poor weather lately, it’s good to get 3 days in a row.

Tom and I released the cranes after sequestering number 4-14 in the wetpen. Brooke was waiting outside – aircraft engine revving and ready for take-off and take-off they did!

The six young Whooping cranes flew two sessions: The first lasting 18 minutes and the second just over 3 minutes, making this the longest training session to date.

Here’s a quick video recap and there are some photos below.

Yours truly entertains #4-14 with some floating mealworms while his cohort trains with the aircraft. Photo: Tom Schultz

Yours truly entertains #4-14 with some floating mealworms while his cohort trains with the aircraft.

Brooke and his six ladies fly past the training site. Photo: Tom Schultz

Brooke and his six ladies fly past the training site. Photo: Tom Schultz

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2 Comments

  1. Dorothy September 10, 2014 12:08 am

    Way to go, girls!!! Keep up the good work, and then be patient with Peanut when he joins you.

  2. cgull September 9, 2014 5:12 pm

    Great pictures; looks like they all minus one for now are gearing up for the big trip to sunny Florida! Hopefully the whoopers and everyone else will be ready! 🙂