is this Whooping crane chick napping by the puppet?
This is newborn
chick #1001! The chick was so tired from the hard work of hatching
on May 1 that it fell asleep next to the crane puppet that
biologists use to teach the babies to eat and drink. "Chick
Mom" Barb Clauss said #1001 is very cute, and quite the
little talker. "I guess there is alot to say once you get
out of that
egg you've been in for so long. I wonder if the chick has just
been thinking all this time about what it wanted to say once
it got out."
Barb Clauss, Patuxent WRC