Thanks for sharing info, at least we now know the Mad River and/or Weybridge
Cranes are probably additional Cranes that have found their way to Vermont.
How exciting to have a young one, Whoopee!! Nancy
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From: "Randy Durand" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 4:38 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Bristol Pond Sandhill Cranes
> The Sandhill pair at Bristol Pond has managed to raise their chick (colt)
> to the fledgling stage. The colt was born around May 12th. It was
> observed at fledge stage 72 days later.
> Probably the best place to safely view the birds would be from the Lake
> Winona (Bristol Pond) fishing access. Look for a tight group of three
> cranes feeding in the marsh to the south of the access or across the
> channel (east). They can be very difficult to spot because of all the
> Many thanks to all those who were sensitive to their need for minimal
> disturbance. Visit this website if you would like to see what the cranes
> looked like on August 2, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.
> Randy Durand
> E. J. Elithorpe (Eli)
> Mark Backus