Weekend Photo Roundup

The weather cooperated for both Saturday and Sunday, which allowed the team to get in a training session on both days.

Mako Pellerin was in the blind on Saturday and shared some of her photos with us to pass along to you:

Exuberance is the first word that came to mind when I saw this image. Photo: Mako Pellerin

Exuberance is the first word that came to mind when I saw this image. Photo: Mako Pellerin

Whooping crane #1-15, glides past. Photo: Mako Pellerin

Whooping crane #1-15, glides past. Photo: Mako Pellerin

Five of the young crane colts follow Joe on a circuit around the pensite. Photo: Mako Pellerin

Five of the young crane colts follow Joe on a circuit around the pensite. Photo: Mako Pellerin

Tom Schultz captured these images from inside the crane enclosure during a training session late last week:

Sub-adult Whooping cranes 4-12& 3-14* observe most training sessions. Photo: Tom Schultz

Sub-adult Whooping cranes 4-12& 3-14* observe most training sessions. Photo: Tom Schultz

Whoopers 2015 7-26 training5

They have yet to show any aggression to the colts – in fact, the opposite is true. On numerous occasions, one or more of the colts will charge at them in an attempt to chase them away. Photo: Tom Schultz

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9 Comments

  1. birdlady August 4, 2015 12:55 pm

    Thanks Mako, Tom, and Heather for the magnificent pics!

  2. CrabtowneMd August 4, 2015 8:38 am

    Love the pictures. Such a cheerful way to start each day.
    Thank you for sharing them.

  3. Cathy August 4, 2015 12:12 am

    Thank you so much Mako, Tom and everyone who allows us to glimpse the magic from your vantage points. The “behind the scenes” view of 4-12’s wing drop is cool!

  4. Shepherd August 3, 2015 2:23 pm

    Incredibly beaufiul photos! Funny too. Babies look so happy and free!

    Adult cranes eat blue crabs in Florida
    I saw this link off facebook from osprey-falcon link – ches-con
    By February in the lower Chesapeake Bay, mature female blue crabs are buried in the sediment, waiting for the arrival of summer to hatch their eggs and continue a life cycle that takes about two years to complete.
    diagrams blue crab mating
    http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-ebb-and-flow-of-blue-crabs/1593

  5. Jillbru August 3, 2015 1:56 pm

    Thanks so much for the photos – so nice and clear – bravo!

  6. Mindy August 3, 2015 11:35 am

    LOVE the wonderful pictures! Thank you to Mako and Tom! I always enjoy seeing them come out of the pen first thing when they are excited and jumping up. You can almost hear them shout……They are doing so well….Thank you to all the Tumes and pilots!

  7. Deb Potts August 3, 2015 11:08 am

    rah roh….I see a light (reflection) in the blind…..

  8. Mollie Cook August 3, 2015 10:16 am

    Great pics Mako & Tom! The chicks are amazing!!!

  9. Kay Huey August 3, 2015 6:16 am

    What a lovely way to begin the morning — with a gentle smile on my face, my spirits lifted.