Surprise!

A couple days ago, I published a post advising readers to Keep Looking Up. Well, here’s further evidence that sometimes it pays off to look up occasionally.

Yesterday, a second pair of Whooping cranes appeared at Mile Rd. and Cty Rd. D very near to Henry and Patty. As luck would have it, Doug Pellerin was there with his camera. Just as I would, Doug assumed it was the Royal Couple (4-12 & 3-14). They didn’t stick around long but he was able to capture some photos and upon examining them yesterday when he arrived home, he discovered it was male 4-13 & his mate 10-15!

Just last week I was thinking about those two as they usually make an appearance in the White River Marsh area in the fall…

Enjoy Doug’s photos!

Male #4-13 (left) and his mate #10-15. Photo: Doug Pellerin

Photo: Doug Pellerin

Off they go, heading west toward Marquette County. Photo: Doug Pellerin

These two have spent the entire spring/summer in neighboring Marquette County.

If you spot a Whooping crane, don’t forget to submit your report using this form.

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3 Comments

  1. Joyce Gustin September 29, 2018 12:19 pm

    Right place at the right time! Thanks for sharing your photos Doug!

  2. Kathleen Luedtke September 28, 2018 11:47 am

    Great photos, Doug!

  3. Cheryl Murphy September 28, 2018 8:33 am

    Whoohoo!!