Friends of the Wild Whoopers, (FOTWW) has recently received some whooping crane photos taken by Kevin Sims at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
At the end of August, FOTWW reported the latest results from the survey conducted at Wood Buffalo National Park. The report out of WBNP reported that two sets of twins had survived to fledge. If you missed the report, click on this link to read the report. http://friendsofthewildwhoopers.org/number-whooping-cranes-fledged-wood-buffalo-canada/
Earlier this week, Kevin sent us a photo of one set of twins that had safely migrated the 2,500 mile journey. He sent us a second photo, taken a few days later at a different location, of the second set of twins. It is good to know that both sets of twins safely made it from WBNP to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
The first set found has selected a small island called Ayers Island for there habitat. This island is mid refuge. The Second pair has selected a territory at the southern end of the refuge in an area know as Cape Carlos. Comparing the color of the feathers, the twins in the second photo are younger than twins in first.
This first photo is a photo of the twins spotted the other day and the second photo is of the second pair of twins.
This second is a photo of a different pair of whooping cranes with their twins.
FOTWW thanks Kevin for the photos and report. It is so wonderful seeing the whooping cranes back on their wintering grounds.
***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo
population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****