Or are they?

If you read Joe’s post this morning, you’ll know that whooping cranes 4-17 and 6-17 were captured and relocated yesterday in an attempt to further disrupt the social structure of the Costume-Reared cohort.

Colleen reports the 3 remaining cranes at White River Marsh were present and accounted for this morning – up until 10:40 am that is….

She and Brooke have checked all the usual spots and beyond and cannot detect ANY beeps for #’s 1, 2 or 8-17 – the remaining three cranes.

I’m pretty sure Colleen has been staring at the email on her phone – silently willing #2-17’s GSM device to fire off an email so we’ll know for sure… Maybe everyone out there reading this can starting chanting 2-17, 2-17, 2-17.

We’ll let you know as soon as we know for sure but it appears the trio MAY have begun heading south!

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  1. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd November 29, 2017 7:42 pm

    Exciting times in Craniac – land. Sure hope tomorrow morning brings a lot of data downloads showing that all 7 are headed South ; even if on 3 different routes and timetables. Thank you for all the updates and time and effort spent tracking, monitoring, and nurturing our feathered progeny.

  2. Cheryl Murphy November 29, 2017 6:26 pm

    Let’s hope!!!!!!

  3. Sally Swanson November 29, 2017 6:22 pm

    They don’t call us “craniacs” for nothing, Maggie!


  4. Maggie Turk November 29, 2017 4:22 pm

    I am chanting 2-17to our cats and they are really thinking now she has completely come “unglued”!!!!!

    • Heather Ray November 29, 2017 4:39 pm