On Saturday, Colleen told you about a suspected flooded Sandhill crane nest and while that particular crane appears to be settled back onto the nest platform, it will be some time before we’ll know for certain if the nest was lost to the rising waters.
This morning Joe and I set out to walk a small wetland very near to our camp and within 5 minutes of entering the mucky area, we found another nest – this one containing two eggs. We gathered coordinates and a photo of the eggs and then moved on to check another area.
Next, we drove into Berlin to check on a nest just south of town. Sadly, upon arriving we knew right away the nest was flooded. The 3+ inches of rain which fell Thursday night was followed by more rain on Friday night causing the Fox River to swell and flood out this nest.
Here is the scene we arrived to see today: