as a Chick
#19-10 has always been stubborn, intelligent, and very independent.
He seems to know that the costumes are not his
parents. He has always
been a willful child, doing exactly opposite of what we wanted him to
do. But he's smart enough to know what's good for him. He knows his place
among the chicks is pretty high, so he doesn't go around pushing the
issue, but he likes to challenge the adult cranes and the costumes nearby
as he tries to establish a higher place in the hierarchy.reports Jen.
Where is Pepper Jack?
2010: "Wild Child" #19-10 DAR left Nov. 23 but was
was missing in action for until Dec. 2 when trackers caught up with
Eva joyfully reported: "I
found 19-10 today! He is with adult pair #211 (11-02) and #830 (30-08)
Indiana." Hooray for the older
crane pair to show Pepper Jack the way!
Spring 2011: Left Madison County, Alabama sometime between Feb. 18-22 in a group with #211 and #830 and cranes 37-09 (DAR), 25-10 (DAR) and 27-10 (DAR). They were reported in Crawford County, IL on March 8-10 and Mar. 14. Minus the pair #211/830, the group was still there March 16 and completed migration to Necedah NWR by March 21.
Fall 2011: Wintered in Greene County, Indiana with #25-10 (DAR).
Spring 2012: He began migration from wintering location in Greene County, Indiana, on March 16-18. The was found at Necedah NWR on March 26, then moved up to Marathon County briefly in mid Aopril before returning to Necedah. He did a few ore trips between Marathon and Juneau Counties before settling in Marathon County for the summer. was
2012: Male #19-10 DAR was photographed March 12 at Goose Pond fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County, Indiana. The cranes' leg bands identify them as #19-10 DAR, male #212 (12-02), female #419 (19-04) and this pair's subadult offspring W1-12. He was confirmed back on Necedah NWR on April 1.
Spring 2013: Completed migration March 30.
Fall 2013: He moved south from Marathon County to Juneau County before beginning migration on November 10. He was found in Green County, Indiana, on November 13. He remained in Greene County throughout the winter with pair #12-02 & #19-04 despite abnormally cold temperatures there.
Spring 2014: He was confirmed back on Necedah NWR on April 1.
Fall 2014: Migrated south and was seen in Indiana in December with cranes #29-09, #12-02 and his youngster W3-14, and #4-11. This group left left Greene County, Indiana, and moved south to Lawrence County, Alabama, the first week in January. They all returned again to Greene County, Indiana on February 7, 2015, where they remain.
Last updated: 3/9/15
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