Henry and his Gal Pal

Whooping crane #5-12 hasn’t had much luck in the love department. He’s had a couple of ladies stolen from him over the past year or two so now that he’s been associating with female #67-15, I think we all have our fingers crossed that this one will “stick.”

It may be a tad early for this new pair to nest but if he can manage to hang onto her until next spring, we may just see a little Henry or two on the landscape at White River Marsh.

Lois and Ed Wargulla live near the marsh and frequently see Whooping cranes in the fields adjacent their home. In fact, either can probably tell you the goings on of these birds better than we can.

Lois is the person that named Henry so we thought it only fitting to ask her what his new gal’s name is and after giving it about 30 seconds worth of thought, she said “Patty”!

So, Here are a couple of photos I captured of Henry and Patty in flight a couple of weeks ago.

Four wings are better than two?

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  1. Catherine Wohlfeil June 4, 2018 10:23 pm

    Love is in the air!

  2. Cheryl Murphy June 4, 2018 12:28 pm

    Hoping Patty and Henry stick together and when the time is right we see a little Henrietta or Patrick!

  3. Maggie Turk June 4, 2018 8:23 am

    Sure hope Henry has won the “heart” of “Patty” now and they can have success with adding to the crane count in the Eastern Migratory Flock.