Monday (photo) Montage

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From left to right Whooping cranes: 8-14, 10-14 and 4-14


Two year old number 4-13 spends some time preening.

Two year old number 4-13 spends some time preening.

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The entire Class of 2014

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Left to right: 3-14, 10-14 & and 4-14 (aka Peanut),



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  1. birdlady9 March 6, 2015 5:29 pm

    Wonderful pix! So good to see our kids. Thank you.

  2. lilbirdz March 3, 2015 4:42 pm

    Wow! That long training period with all its difficulties was just not a reliable predictor of OM’s success in getting the burds to FL. Now they are in the world and must take their chance with Mother Nature as we all do, but OM managed a miracle again. They are beautiful creatures, and I appreciate this posting as I watch the snow falling for the upteenth time. St. Mark’s is paradise for our kids!

  3. Margie Tomlinson March 3, 2015 3:16 pm

    Soo good to see our “babies” from this past year (2014) again! And, the 2-yr. old. Thank you for posting their photos again, Heather.

  4. Mindy March 3, 2015 1:36 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the beautiful pictures!

  5. Dorothy N March 3, 2015 12:24 am

    Wonderful photos!! That poor li’l peanut with such a rough start has blossomed into a reg’lar guy, thanks to the wonderful care he received for his injured leg.

  6. Ruth Mitchell March 2, 2015 7:23 pm

    What fabulous pictures!!! Thank you SO much!!! They will be heading back north soon won’t they?? Can’t want to see them at the Marsh!

  7. Maggie Turk March 2, 2015 4:23 pm

    They are so photogenic and I really like seeing them so happy and content there in the south and I am here stuck in this COLD COLD Wis.. Can you please tell the birds to stop off at the Horicon Marsh on their way north to White River Marsh. Maybe that could be programed into their “radio”!!!!!!. Take care all.


  8. Kay March 2, 2015 3:03 pm

    What a lovely gift on a wintry day! Thank you, Operation Migration.

  9. Martha Cremer March 2, 2015 9:46 am

    Monday March 2nd….Thank you! what a lovely way to start
    the week….seeing the class of 2014 healthly & happy….Great job everyone involved……..All your hard work & dedication is paying off….Thank you again!
    You all are Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Carolyn whittenburg March 2, 2015 9:02 am

    Beautiful photos of beautiful birds! Thank you!!

  11. martha Delozier March 2, 2015 7:58 am

    Great pictures of those Beautiful Whooping Cranes. Question on last picture~~who is 3-24?

    • Heather Ray March 2, 2015 8:40 am


      • martha Delozier March 2, 2015 9:12 am

        LOL I thought you might have meant 3-14 but was not sure. I just know that the last numbers are the year and I do not think I was asleep like Rip Van Winkle for that length of time. TY

  12. marje lloyd March 2, 2015 7:53 am

    dear St marks, whoopers, please fly above the tree line at st marks next weel!

  13. martha Delozier March 2, 2015 7:42 am

    Absolutely great pictures of those beautiful Whooping Cranes. Question on last picture~who is 3-24?

  14. Patti March 2, 2015 6:50 am

    LOOk at them! Getting more handsome and beautiful every time you share new photos!!! Looks as if they are doing amazing at St. Mark’s!!

  15. Dominique March 2, 2015 6:05 am