Day 15 – Progress!

Date: October 14 Migration Day: 15
Dist. Traveled: 14 miles
Total Dist. 19 miles
Location: Marquette Co., WI

Young Whooping crane colts 1, 2, 6 & 10-15 made it to our Marquette County, WI migration stop following Brooke.

The other two (8 & 11-15) dropped out very near the Green Lake County departure location and were eventually crated and delivered to the next site to join the others.

Busy day today breaking down and moving camp. More later!

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  1. Cindy Wakefield October 15, 2015 10:34 am

    Great news. Such flexibility and patience on the part of the crew!

    Thank you for your great work!

  2. Nora Hensley October 15, 2015 2:23 am

    Do you guys also lead youngsters from Baraboo, WI? I just saw this article from Dubuque, IA….

    • Heather Ray October 15, 2015 6:35 am

      Nora, this youngster (20-15) is a Parent Reared Whooping crane. An experiment being conducted by Dr. Glenn Olsen at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The young crane was raised by crane parents (as opposed to costume reared by humans). He was then released nearby adult Whooping cranes at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Juneau County, WI., in late September in hopes they would ‘adopt’ him. Unfortunately, it would seem he’s still on his own.

    • Nora Hensley October 15, 2015 10:31 am

      Thank you so much for the reply Heather Ray. I hope he makes his way south.

  3. Sue McCurdy October 14, 2015 11:59 pm

    What?! Those babies flew 14 miles!

  4. AintThatAmerica October 14, 2015 5:57 pm

    What were the weather and other conditions that did allow advancement in the migration?

    • Heather Ray October 15, 2015 6:37 am

      strong winds

  5. Margie Tomlinson October 14, 2015 4:41 pm

    Boy did we need this day to keep are spirits alive and going! Great job done by one & all – birdies & OM Team! Thank you so much for bringing it to us live, as well. ((<3)) 🙂

  6. vannie Zychowicz October 14, 2015 2:34 pm

    Very well jpb with the young whooper to day


  7. Claire Braun October 14, 2015 1:43 pm

    I am so happy, they finally did it. Claire B

  8. Claire Braun October 14, 2015 1:40 pm

    Were they too tired? Claire B

  9. Cheryl Murphy October 14, 2015 1:36 pm

    Efforts much appreciated. Thanks to all involved. What a team. And another interesting year. But then they are all pretty interesting. Good job to the 4 cranes that made it to the next stop!

  10. Pete Weber October 14, 2015 12:52 pm

    Better watch that 8-15! She may be a bad example. Remember, her mom is 9-03(309) aka Gracie. (We all know what a flake Gracie Allen portrayed)

  11. Dorothy N October 14, 2015 12:42 pm

    YAY for the cranes and YAY for The Team!! Finally you are more than 5 miles from home. A+ for your patience and persistence.

  12. westendoldbird October 14, 2015 12:34 pm

    Day 14 and 14 miles, great team OM