Colleen messaged me this morning saying today would be THE day the two male Whooping cranes, 5-12 and 4-14 (aka Henry and Peanut) would leave St. Marks NWR to head north.
“Ya, ya,” I said “heard that from Brooke earlier this week.”
Someone needs to remind Brooke that it’s on Fridays that 5-12 prefers to travel… They DID leave today!
Colleen sent along the following timeline via text message earlier today and Brooke concurs they have left – for real:
10:56 flight. Back to pond. 11:39 go over north pond. Go to NW 11:57 faint signal to NW. 12:01 faint faint, fainter… 12:09 I think I’ve lost the signal