Being Prepared

There are a lot of things to remember just before diving from the van to run and chase a crane colt.

Sandhill crane colt #BP15.1 Photo: C. Chase

You need your backpack or fanny pack that has the essentials, a couple of transmitters, eyelash glue, cyanoacrylate, scale, measuring tape, acetone, scissor, notebook, pen, pillowcase to put small birds in to weigh, sling to weigh big chicks, walkie-talkies, phone, safety glasses. You have to have your bug jackets on most mornings and a hat.

We rarely remember them all and we are particularly hard on walkie-talkies. We lose them in the field. We lose them in the van, or we just forget them.

We have checklists here and there and they help… A bit.

We try to be organized and think ahead, but Jeff really was ahead of the game when he came prepared with the chick packed and ready!

Photo: C. Chase

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  1. Angel July 31, 2018 6:00 am

    What a beautiful baby. I would love to do what you guys do it’s so important and really would be an amazing experience. Thank you for making a difference

  2. Dorothy N July 30, 2018 9:44 am

    : – )

  3. Karen Anne Kolling July 30, 2018 8:17 am

    What’s going on there?

  4. Jane Maher July 30, 2018 7:55 am