Day Due to Rain (+0
Today brought pouring rain. They'll stay grounded on Day 8.
The migration got a slow start. Do you think the cranes are getting restless in the pen? Bev compared it to this: "Imagine 14 teenagers all in your basement on a rainy day with no TV or stereo or Internet. Nightmare!" The team does NOT want the chicks to get bored. Boredom leads to trouble: aggression, or pecking at things on the pen, such as canvas end panels, that shouldn't be pecked. It's time to bring "toys" into the pen! The photo shows a favorite crane toy. "As soon as the pumpkin gets broken up, every chick either claims a piece to carry around, or starts pecking away at the chunks and seeds," says Bev.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).