Meanwhile, at the Marsh…

Brooke made a quick stop at our camp near White River Marsh yesterday to drop off the tracking van. Before leaving it behind to head back to Florida to retrieve the RV, he and Bev Paulan did a circuit around the marsh listening for transmitter beeps.

In all, they located 7 Whooping cranes, including: 3-14 and 4-12 (the Royal Couple), 5-12 and 30-16, 4-14 & 67-15 (Peanut and a potential girlfriend!?), and 28-17 (Joe’s elusive male Parent-reared crane from last year).

Female Whooping crane 67-15. This is her first visit to the White River Marsh area. Photo: B. Pennypacker

Male Whooping crane #4-14. Photo: B. Pennypacker

2 yr. old male Whooping crane #30-16 (aka Johnny). Photo: B. Pennypacker

6 yr. old male Whooping crane #5-12 (aka Henry). Photo: B. Pennypacker

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  1. Mindy April 14, 2018 8:40 pm

    Great pics and news….thank you Brooke and Bev for scouting for Whoopers in the marsh! Good to see 5-12 and Peanut with a potential mate. Just hope he remembers to stay out of 4-12’s nesting business this year….

  2. Cheryl Murphy April 12, 2018 11:09 am

    Great news and photos! Thank you for the update. Be safe with all your travels Brooke. Thank you for all you do for the whooping cranes and for letting us be part of this journey.

  3. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd April 11, 2018 7:38 pm

    Love the photos and the update. Hoping to see more than one nesting couple this Spring. Travel safely Brooke.

  4. Barbara April 11, 2018 3:18 pm

    Such nice photos. Thanks.

  5. Maggie April 11, 2018 3:05 pm

    Sure hope there will be lots of Whooper “WHOOPEE” going on soon at the marsh so we get plenty of new members to join the Eastern Migratory Group!!!

  6. Doug Pellerin April 11, 2018 9:21 am

    How exciting, WHOOPIE>

  7. Elsie Sealander April 11, 2018 7:58 am

    Good news and great photos!