Crane Migration NEWS FLASH: May
CRANE #516 CAPTURED AND BROUGHT HOME
is complete for young #516, but not on his own wing power. He was
retrieved from a flooded backyard in Eaton County, Michigan at 2:02
CDT on May 16.
A small private plane transported him to Necedah NWR in Wisconsin
to join the other cranes on the summer nesting grounds.
checked him, #516 was released at 6:08 PM. He
soon settled on a pond to roost.
Home in Wisconsin May 16, 2006
Was He Captured?
Crane #516 was
reported alone at the Michigan site on May 12-13. Up until then, he had
been with buddy #522 in Decatur County, Indiana. Because of
injury, #516 missed a significant portion of the northern part of
ultralight-led migration in autumn 2005. Separated from #522,
he was unlikely to complete migration to Wisconsin on his own. Now
he's safely home. Next year he'll get another chance to migrate south
and north on his own. Good luck, #516!
flight to retrieve #516, the crane team checked the locations of the
3 other Eastern flock cranes now in Michigan: #522, as well as #318
and DAR #533 remain in three different areas.
Way to go, crane team, and WELCOME HOME, #516!
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