Wandering Whoopers

Regular readers may recall that three of the Whooping Cranes raised at White River Marsh over the summer/fall of last year seemed reluctant to leave and were eventually captured by Colleen and Brooke and transported to Greene County, Indiana for release on December 12th.

It didn’t take long for them to catch the travel bug and cranes 1-17, 2-17 and 8-17 stayed at the Goose Pond location in Indiana for about 27 minutes before taking wing and heading even further south.

The trio settled at a fantastic location along the Tennessee River in Tennessee for approximately two weeks before taking to the skies again. This time they headed toward Memphis – staying only a couple of days – before heading south then east then north – and yep, you guessed it, they were almost back to where they began their meandering path… In fact they came to within 10 miles of the location on the Tennessee River.

But they didn’t stick around – they headed east again and then eventually south, before arriving at their current location in Talladega County, Alabama.

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  1. Di L WI January 12, 2018 8:16 am

    Wow I think they went to Memphis to see the city I was born and raised. The Tennessee River is so beautiful. The Talladega County Alabama.is a nice area as well. Thank you so much for these updates.

  2. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd January 11, 2018 3:46 pm

    WOW ! talk about a meandering route; but glad to hear they finally headed to the deep South. thank you for the updates.

  3. Mindy January 11, 2018 12:42 pm

    Hope they are in a good habitat in Alabama…

  4. Elsie Sealander January 11, 2018 7:51 am

    Moe good news.