Friday, July 15, 2011

Sad, Strange Events

Pairs of whooping cranes are dying. It has happened twice this season. Four birds gone from our small population of ~100 is approximately 4% of the population! Wiped out.

In both cases one bird had been long deceased and the second was recently deceased. I've added details about both pairs below the break. Before you click on it, know that we have no idea why they died excepting 31-08's death is probably predation.