Guest Author: Doug Pellerin
It’s been a good season for me as I’ve been able to see a good number of adult whooping cranes. But it was so awesome to have the opportunity to see both wild-hatched chicks with their parents.
The one family I knew where it was. That’s 24-09 and 42-09 and chick. The other family I had no idea where they were until I was driving on Saturday and spotted two adult white birds out in a field. I stopped to get a photo when I noticed that there was a chick with them!
Was I ever surprised at my luck to see this family consisting of parents 24-08 and 14-08. It was an amazing and rare experience to be able to photograph two wild chicks in one day.
I’m sure glad I went out that day photographing. It just goes to prove that you never know what you’ll find when out in nature.