Whooping Cranes following the ultralight Adult and juvenile Whooping Cranes Whooping Cranes in Flight
This is a very exciting day for those of us here in Florida who love the spectacular Whooping Cranes.
The young ones have just arrived at their “Crane College” today in Wisconsin from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland and will spend the summer getting a complete “Crane Education.”
In the Fall, after their “training” is finished, these beauties will begin their migration south, or Operation Migration, following the ultralight on the long journey to their winter home here in Florida.
Florida is famous for its Snowbirds and these Endangered beauties are just another example of why so many love to come down here every year and spend their winters in paradise.
When the young birds finally do get here in the Fall, people will come from all over the country to see them in their winter homes at the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Gulf or West Coast, near Tampa.
So, until we see you in September babies, listen to your teachers and play nice with the other kids~
You may learn more about our beautiful Whooping Cranes here:
These links are to stories about their arrival today in Wisconsin:
Whooping Cranes Arrive In Wisconsin
Eight Whooping Crane Chicks Arrive In Wisconsin
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
We love them so much and can’t wait for them to get down here~
Remarkable! I had the joy of seeing two whooping cranes last summer in Wisconsin. Thanks so much, Gator Woman, for raising the awareness….
Thank you Jet and lucky you~
They are just stunning and we are so very fortunate to have them come down here on their winter “Holiday.”
Great Whooping Cranes.. I guess you had a great time watching them..:-)
We love to have them here, that’s for sure~
Beautiful – what a great post! Celeste 🙂
Thank you so much Celeste~
Your posts are spot on, Gator Woman – you are a wonderful voice for our fellow companions on this planet. 🙂
Thank you very kindly.
I am merely a messenger.
The rest is up to those who want to change the way animals are treated.
You are welcome. Very true on treating animals. It is just so illogical to be cruel.
Your kindness is so appreciated,
thank you for your compassionate heart~
Great photo! Mad my day!
That is Made my day!
I get the idea, either way Karen~
You should see my typing before spell check, it’s scary.
And thank you.
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