Aerial Survey – Chicks!

With today’s weather looking not so favorable for a flight, Wisconsin DNR pilot Bev Paulan decided to fly over Adams and Juneau counties yesterday.

During her flight she discovered a first whooping crane chick hatched to a Parent Reared crane! 

Female 20-14 and mate 37-07 are now parents to W15-17. Photo: Bev Paulan

This brings the total of young-of-year whooping crane chicks in the Eastern Migratory Population to thirteen.

W1-17 with 12-11* & 5-11: approximately 40 days old

W3-17 with 42-09* & 24-09: approximately 33 days

W5-17 with 7-11* & 3-11: approximately 30 days

W6-17 with 36-09* & 18-03: approximately 15 days

W7-17 & W8-17 with 14-08 & 24-08*: approximately 8 and 9 days

W9-17 & W10-17 with W3-10* & 8-04: approximately 8 and 6 days. Note: second generation wild chick.

W11-17 with W1-06* & 1-10: approximately 6 days. Note: Also second generation chick.

W12-17 with 13-03* & 9-05: approximately 4 days

W13-17 with 12-03 & 29-09: approximately 3 days

And W14-17 with 9-03* & 3-04 still on nest: approximately 3 day

*indicates female

 

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3 Comments

  1. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd June 8, 2017 11:11 am Reply

    Love that there are now 2nd generation Wild Chicks. That is such encouraging news. TY for posting the updates and endearing photos.

  2. Dorothy N June 8, 2017 10:11 am Reply

    Looking very promising!!! Here’s hoping many of those sweet chicks make it to adulthood.

  3. Kathrine Noran June 8, 2017 9:04 am Reply

    That’s very interesting.
    Thanks

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