Last week we told you about Parent Reared Whooping crane number 31-16 who had decided to shortstop just south of the Wisconsin state line in Stephenson County, IL.
Lou Cambier had been checking on him occasionally, until 31-16 decided it was his turn to stop in and check on Lou.
Late Friday we received some hits from the remote tracking device on 31-16, which showed him only 9 miles east of our location! He decided to return to Wisconsin after all!
I forwarded the information to Doug Pellerin who went out to check on him Saturday morning. Doug reports he was in a lovely marsh and much too far off the road for a photograph.
Here’s a Google Earth grab showing the route he traveled over two days before arriving in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.