Did You Find it?

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.

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4 Comments

  1. Margaret Irvin June 3, 2018 4:54 pm

    Stray thought: Looking at that infinitesimal white spot of an incubating crane, I found myself wishing for a sort of Hubble telescope which could serve as a live streaming camera for nests like this. Seems like at some point, it could become a reality, as long as it’s use was restricted so as not to endanger the cranes. Ah, dreams!

  2. GinnyL May 31, 2018 2:14 pm

    Yes I did find it, I thought either where you circled or straight up several inches on the picture. I thought that may appear too large to be it with the height the picture was taken. 🙂

  3. Babs – Seattle May 31, 2018 12:25 pm

    Hah!!

    That was one of my two choices!! Glad I cleaned my glasses .. I might have missed it otherwise!!

    I, too, hope for a successful hatch and the young one(s) do well!

  4. Grandma May 31, 2018 10:29 am

    I found it!! Hoping for a successful hatch and a safe summer before heading South!
    Thank you for sharing everything you do to keep us up to date.