Here is either 3-14 or 4-12 incubating at White River Marsh.
The area where this pair has chosen to nest this season is within 80 meters of their nest location last year but it is surrounded by more vegetation and water. Unfortunately, for us this means no matter where we place our LIVE streaming camera, we just can’t see the nesting activities.
We hope the new nest location makes it more difficult for predators to approach the nest.
The CraneCam has been placed near the area where the pair typically feeds during the day and we’ve been fortunate to see one-at-a-time feeding occasionally since we deployed the camera two weeks ago.
In fact, the last time we saw both adult cranes together foraging in the camera area was on May 2nd and incubation can take between 30-33 days so we should have a hatch very soon.
The foraging area is approximately 600 meters from the nest location so we’re also hoping they will eventually lead their young chick(s) to this area where we’ll have a better chance of seeing them.