The Royal Couple

Sunday morning Doug Pellerin was on his way to the pensite to assist Colleen on an outing and just as he turned onto White River Marsh Rd. he came upon these two beauties in the field. 

They are female 3-14 and male 4-12 aka the Royal Couple as they are the first pair to claim White River Marsh as their summer territory.

The pair nested this year and everyone was deeply saddened when on May 8th at 7:20pm a coyote predated the two viable eggs. Shortly thereafter the pair moved to an area deep in the marsh and were not seen for 8 weeks or so. It is very likely one or both were molting and temporarily flightless.

Needless to say, we’re thrilled both were spotted again on Sunday near the pensite.

#4-12 on the left and female 3-14 on the right. Photo: Doug Pellerin

Female 3-14 on the left and male #4-12 on the right. Photo: Doug Pellerin

Heading back to the marsh. Photo: Doug Pellerin

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2 Comments

  1. Mindy August 22, 2017 6:51 pm

    Sooooo good to see them again…Thanks for the pic Doug

  2. Kathleen August 22, 2017 9:49 am

    Beautiful!