Greene County (IN) Cranes

Volunteer crane trackers Stephen Smith and Shelley Richardson sent along the following images from their efforts yesterday in Greene County, Indiana.

Nine – count ’em – NINE Whooping cranes in one location! 

Steve says the group included 24-13, 10-09, 66-15, 17-07, 10-11 and 7-07. The other three cranes have non-functional vhf transmitters and could not be identified.

If you see a whooping crane (or nine), be sure to complete the public sighting form for the Eastern Migratory Population.

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  1. Sheryl Butler March 2, 2017 7:57 pm

    Where are these? Are they Indiana? I know you may not want to share exact location but just a state would be nice. Crazy people out there, you may not want to publish that!

    • Heather Ray March 3, 2017 6:18 am

      The post states “following images from their efforts yesterday in Greene County, Indiana.”

  2. Sidney Burr February 28, 2017 3:45 pm

    Just ambling down the road without a care in the world. Yea!

  3. Dorothy N February 28, 2017 12:14 am

    A wonderful sight!!! Sort of a jackpot photo opportunity, and Steve and Shelley grabbed it! Thank you!!!!

  4. janice bittner February 27, 2017 5:34 pm

    wonderful. BUT they are so close to humans.

  5. Peter Smith February 27, 2017 4:42 pm

    Celebrating with all the other craniacs at such a wonderful sight! Joining Sally in her wishes for God’s help in their safe travels!!

  6. Mindy February 27, 2017 2:13 pm

    Oh my oh my!! How wonderfully exciting! Thank you Steve and Shelley for capturing the moment! That would be like a dream come true for me to see that many Whoopers in the Eastern Population free together!
    Yay! And a big Whoop! And thank you OM for making it possible….

  7. Cal Holland February 27, 2017 11:52 am

    Heather are they started North already to WI.

  8. Warrenwesternpa February 27, 2017 10:37 am

    Greene Country Indiana Cranes. Heather Ray

    What a beautiful sight! Been Following Operation Migration since about 2006. Thinking about all (WE) have been through. A great performance to see this! Thank You All!

  9. Barb February 27, 2017 10:03 am

    What a glorious sight to be able to see about 10% of the whole population! What a thrill it must of been. Thanks for posting the lovely pictures.

  10. Sally Seyal February 27, 2017 9:38 am

    AWESOME! Please God protect these precious birds

    • Mindy February 27, 2017 2:07 pm

      Amen Sally, agree with your prayer…

  11. Linda February 27, 2017 8:38 am