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Whooping Cranes, Operation Migration

Meet the Class of 2015 Whooping Cranes!
OM - Operation Migration, Princeton in NE Wisconsin
The chicks learn to follow a 'trike' -  essentially a flying lawn mower lol
OM trains chicks to follow a lite aircraft then in September leads them to Florida


7 whooping crane chicks -  6 girls and a boy
July 3, 2015 -  The birds arrived.

July 3  the training
The July 3 training the babies were joined by 2 adult cranes
The grown cranes from previous years return to check out the chicks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HzZ-bQXEP8&feature=youtu.be

July 4 OM should post more info on July 3 training and the wb - adults
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField

July 2, 2015 -  The birds arrived in Wisconsin
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/07/03/theyre-here

July 2 -  The birds arrived at pen site
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5O39CgkH0o

OM Daily blog
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField
http://operationmigration.org

migration timeslines
http://operationmigration.org/migration-timeslines.asp

Jun. 19, 2015  Class of 2015
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/06/19/9118

PHOTOS of returnees from previous years
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/06/18/right-place-at-the-right-time-2

Goodies
cranes - Potential Pair?
June 26, 2015 -  Female #3 2014 and male #4 2012 are still in Green Lake County, Wisconsin
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/06/25/potential-pair
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/IMG_1418.jpg

OM Whooping Cranes 2015
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/ftopic4464-162.php

OM Whooping Cranes 2013 2014 2015
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about4464.html


2 crane cams
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/migratingcranes/pop-out

wild earth cranecam some like better
http://www.wildearth.tv/cam/operation-migration

info on bands, etc
http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=11a4cbb353183651db108a7c1&id=6c100cd1d9&e=d993e87dd7

shep:
     July 4, 2015     Sataday   Shepnotes

Today's chick - aircraft training
Dont you wonder who trains who?   ;D
https://youtu.be/g_fcbpV87Yk

Did I mention ...
They train the chicks shortly after
6 am

 :o

shep:
     July 5, 2015     SONday   Shepnotes

5.30 am  The whooper chicks are in their wet pen, one gives his great wings a flap
6.15 am  The tumes (people wearing costumes) try to get chicks out for training, but they resist
6.30 am  The chix are supposed to run-flap after the trike but after a lot of resisance (are chix on strike?),
 - the pilot walks - then they follow
6.39  They get the idea and flap
Tumes feed chix grapes or smelt (fish) to coax them
7 am training wrapped up - get chix back into pen


shep:
July 5 - more
7 am  training ends


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shep:
July 6, 2015     Monday   Shepnotes 
wind, RAIN coming
5.30 am  The whooper chicks are in their wet pen, one gives his great wings a flap
6.15 am  The tumes (people wearing costumes) try to get chicks out for training
6.45  Meet n greet as the 2015 chix meet the trike with the wing
2 adult whoopers join them, tumes try to chase them off
They all parade, trike, chix behind tumes, led by adult cranes
There is too much wind with coming rain for training

Whoophill
In addition to the chicks above we have had the unexpected addition of the only known whoophill chick in Wisconsin. 16-11 (M) is currently paired with a sandhill female and their chick ?Whoopsie? is the first chick to be successfully hatched and reared at Horicon. Read more about Whoopsie
http://www.savingcranes.org/whats-new/2015/06/whoopsie-the-whooping-sandhill-crane-chick

WCEP Whooping Crane June Update
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/07/06/wceps-whooping-crane-update-for-june
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField

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