Checking in on the Chicks


Bev Paulan sent along the above image last week, which shows the six Whooping crane colts foraging in one of the ponds within the winter release enclosure at St. Marks NWR.

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  1. CrabtowneMd February 22, 2016 9:26 pm

    What a nice surprise to see all six 🙂
    It almost appears like # 1 & #2 are standing guard while the others nosh on pond goodies. Is there any chance Brooke could take a bit of video to be posted?
    Thank you for posting news of the cranes.

  2. Sue February 22, 2016 7:28 pm

    Always look forward to your messages. It’s almost like looking forward to messages re your grandchildren! Btw, how is the new group getting along with the older colts?

  3. Mollie Cook February 22, 2016 3:56 pm

    So wonderful to see them enjoying the pond & thank you Bev for the photo.

  4. Carol Giancola February 22, 2016 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the great picture, Bev. Love to see the chicks!

  5. Sidney Burr February 22, 2016 2:50 pm

    How wonderful that they are together and all seem to be getting along. Always strength in numbers. Thanks for the picture.

  6. Leota Hopper February 22, 2016 2:22 pm

    Thank You OM for keeping us posted, it is good to see how they are doing and adjusting to their new life.

  7. Mindy February 22, 2016 1:08 pm

    So good to see them, thank you Bev! So glad they finally have a pond again…..

  8. Lara Leaf February 22, 2016 11:58 am

    Seeing this photo of the six colts was a wonderful surprise! I hope they are doing fine.

  9. Russell Allison February 22, 2016 10:56 am

    Have a good long life young birds. Thank you OM for getting them there.

  10. Barb February 22, 2016 10:25 am

    Very nice picture. They all seem very relaxed.

  11. Dorothy N February 22, 2016 10:19 am

    They appear to be very peacefully coexisting — thankfully! Thanks for the update. Glad to know they are all doing fine.

  12. Maggie Turk February 22, 2016 10:16 am

    Looks like they are enjoying Florida.Thanks for the photo.