Whooping Crane Colt #W3-17

Doug Pellerin was able to capture a couple of photos showing wild hatched whooping crane W3-17 late last week.

W3-17 with Mom number 42-09. Photo: Doug Pellerin

W3-17 with Mom or Dad. Photo: Doug Pellerin

Bev Paulan estimates this youngster to be approximately 50 days old. He/she still has about a month to go before it will be capable of flight.

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  1. Bobbie (piscesbobbie) June 29, 2017 8:46 am

    This is so cool! A baby whooper born to an OM graduate 🙂

  2. Dorothy N June 26, 2017 10:31 pm

    S/He’s a real beauty. May s/he stay safe. Thanks, Doug.

  3. Catherine Wohlfeil June 26, 2017 9:27 pm

    Very attentive chick and parent! Strong bond! Promising future!

  4. Mindy June 26, 2017 2:22 pm

    Beautiful baby Whooper…beautiful hope! Thank you Doug!

  5. Rolando June 26, 2017 11:45 am

    Best news ever one bird at the time Praying for his/her survival Love to see the moment that he/she flights south.

  6. Grandma June 26, 2017 10:17 am

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos Doug.

  7. Sandee Kosmo June 26, 2017 9:54 am

    Excellent photos. Thank you.