This year a new technique for reintroducing endangered Whooping Cranes into the wild was added to the tool chest. A parent reared chick (24-13) was raised at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland. This juvenile was released at Necedah NWR near the territory of an adult pair (2-04 M and 8-09 F) that did not have a chick this year. They accepted the young bird and the three have been together ever since. Ted caught a glimpse of the new family near the International Crane Foundation in early November as they fed in the agricultural fields along with the more abundant Sandhill Cranes.
Remember to report any sightings of banded cranes – Whooping or Sandhill – at Savingcranes.org
Good afternoon, I enjoy your blog – a lot – and love your latest post and the pictures of the new whooping crane family, which I found in my wordpress “reader” over the weekend.
I very recently started a blog about Wisconsin and the whooping cranes, and hope later this week, or next week to post about Wisconsinites lucky enough to be seeing these beautiful creatures this fall. So , if you don’t mind, I’d like to “reblog” yours, linking back to it, within that planned post.
(In the process of getting my blog up & running, I’ve picked various wordpress blogs to follow, and I have a list of those – yours included – at a link labeled “Now Following”; thought you’d be interested to learn of it.)
Reblogged this on The Badger and the Whooping Crane and commented:
Today I’ll re-blog a post from Dancing Bird Studio, where blog author, Darcy, writes about a new family – 2 adults and a juvenile – of whoopers, and how it came to be; dramatic photos are included too: