Personality and Training:
As a young chick, Winnebago (WCEP 64-15) , who hatched on June 8, was notorious for her love of spiderwort. None of these plants escaped her bottomless appetite and if she wasn’t tall enough to reach, she would peep louder as if the extra effort would magically teleport the spiderwort to her grasping beak. Despite her voracious appetite as a chick, Winnebago remains the smallest of this cohort and unfortunately, she is often bullied. Ironically, she has the biggest head!
She was banded October 21. On November 3 the DAR colts were not put back in the pen and were allowed to come and go as they pleased. This was their release to freedom and wildness. They soon were flying and hanging out with sandhills and one adult whooper, #18-11.
Now we just need them to stay with the adult and migrate!