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First colt of the 2012 season
First colt of the 2012 season
Two from Neenah
Two from Neenah
Fuzzy butts.
Fuzzy butts.
Number four came up 5 weeks later from Wildlife in Need
Number four came up 5 weeks later from Wildlife in Need
Neenah birds had the puddle in their part of the pen.
Neenah birds had the puddle in their part of the pen.
Time for banding.
Time for banding.
You name it they got it in this kit.
You name it they got it in this kit.
Number 313 is first to get his bands.
Number 313 is first to get his bands.
The clamp is to hold the band while the glue dries.
The clamp is to hold the band while the glue dries.
Andy measures the legs to find out the sex of the crane
Andy measures the legs to find out the sex of the crane
Andy is showing Ann Barzen how to hold the legs so they do not hurt themselves.
Andy is showing Ann Barzen how to hold the legs so they do not hurt themselves.
After banding they are weighed with the new digital scale
After banding they are weighed with the new digital scale
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Gluing the band
Gluing the band
Next comes U.S. Fish and Wildlife band.
Next comes U.S. Fish and Wildlife band.
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If you are out watching cranes please look for any color bands and report to ICF.
If you are out watching cranes please look for any color bands and report to ICF.
A bird in the hand
A bird in the hand
One more week in this pen and then they are out of here
One more week in this pen and then they are out of here
Chuck Petters and Gary Bunnell carry boxes to the field
Chuck Petters and Gary Bunnell carry boxes to the field
The fields were full of the next phase of their lives.
The fields were full of the next phase of their lives.
Gary waits for the go for it.
Gary waits for the "go for it".
#315 hits the ground first.
#315 hits the ground first.
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Photo by Chuck Petters
Photo by Chuck Petters
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Not one of the three was on the ground long, two three steps and in the air.
Not one of the three was on the ground long, two three steps and in the air.
First flight
First flight
The resident birds sure put on a show for us that Sunday.
The resident birds sure put on a show for us that Sunday.
Chuck goes back on Monday Oct 22 and finds 313 with 5 adult cranes.
Chuck goes back on Monday Oct 22 and finds 313 with 5 adult cranes.
# 313 and new friend
# 313 and new friend
314 finally found
314 finally found