Nests (Good and Bad News) and Chicks!
29, being a warm sunny day, had some nests get abandoned. With
the help of another ICF intern, I collected
two eggs from the nest of #524 and 42-07 (DAR). The wind had picked
by the time we made it to the nest, but there were some flies around
Pair 505 and 415 have abandoned, and the nest of pair 408/#519
has failed. There are others still to be identified. Black flies
were bothering at least one nesting pair on refuge.
On May 9, #310 and #W1-06 had a chick, but
it may have been predated as it has not been seen again. After
survey May 12,
Wisconsin DNR pilot Bev Paulan
pair #303 and
#317 with a chick.
Pair #509 and
#313 also had
a chick! Bev
saw two other nests with pairs still incubating. The news
can change daily, but keep watching the nesting
chart for news as it comes.
Cranes 23-10 and 26-10 completed
migration May 2 and #15-10 and #16-10 were
also confirmed on Necedah NWR May 8. Crane #10-10 was
detected in flight in southern Wisconsin during an aerial
survey on 4 May, so she's somewhere near. That's the
latest on the Class of 2010's first journey north!
migration all but complete,
nesting and hatching will make the news!
tracking field Manager Eva is
the Wisconsin nesting grounds.
Cranes #15-10 and #16-10 at
Necedah NWR May 8, 2011
Good news! Non-migratory male 1343 is back in Florida! He was confirmed there
5 with the mate he had before #519 lured him northward. Male 1343 was last seen
in Wisconsin on April 23.