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Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2005 05:31:47 -0400
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Greg and others....

Yes, the Free Press has a story in the works.  I was interviewed by them
Tuesday afternoon.  I gave reporter Josh Brown all the information that
I had, and numerous other contacts to follow up on.

Apparently I just missed Anson Tebbetts yesterday -- who apparently
missed seeing the crane, I was told.  I didn't see the piece on WCAX so
I don't know if he did or not.

The early concerns about the bird being harassed have been helped
tremendously by the bird herself.  She has persistently been in one
spot, a location that is exceptionally easy to view from the road.
Moreover, her location is far enough from the road that she is not
likely aware of our presence.    A wonderful array of birders, locals,
and others have now seen her and marveled at the Whooping Crane recovery
story.  Her magnificence and "ambassadorship" can only help in bringing
awareness to other endangered species as well!

She was there as of last evening (Wednesday).  Too much fog this morning
to look for her yet.

Gregory R. Askew wrote:

>I believe that the poster was making a joke as the bird was wandering to points
>at the same exact latitude as the summering grounds, so I take it that Wyoming
>must be in line with Wisconsin, Southern Ontario, and Vermont. Perhaps?
>As for capture, I think they might want to see if she'll make her way back on
>her own. Definitely fascinating. I'm surprised the Free Press hasn't run a
>special interest piece on the bird as well as the project. Perhaps Ian et al
>wanted to keep it quiet so the bird isn't harassed or worse.
>Quoting C and R STEWART <[log in to unmask]>:
>>Thanks for posting web page for WOCR history.  Fascinating reading.
>>  I found it curious that the team (as of june 15)  had written "rather
>>than attempt to capture her where she is, the Tracking Team plans to set up
>>a pen in Wyoming."    I don't understand this comment.  I assume someone
>>out there (Ian, Ron?)  is in daily contact with the Team.  Could you
>>forward this for an explanation?   What is the reason not to capture and
>>why WY and not WI, which is where the other birds are?
>>Charlie & Ruth Stewart
>>E. Dorset, Vermont