Meet Chick #603.

This is chick #603 on May 13, 2006. She hatched on May 7. Her sister is #602.

This little chick was very smart and lively. But her legs began to cause problems. Her health took a turn for the worse. She died on June 21, 2006 at Patuxent WRC where she and her sister were very special hatches. They were the FIRST two chicks hatched from eggs laid by parents in the new Eastern flock! Their parents left the eggs in the nest, so experts took the eggs in hopes of hatching them. The parents needed a little more experience to know that they must always stay with their eggs to keep them safe and warm. Everyone was very happy to see the eggs saved and the new chicks hatched!


Photo Operation Migration

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).