Thursday, December 6, 2012

Whooping Cranes

We ran down to Bee Hunter's Pond and Goose Pond today....they are just south of Linton, Indiana.  We did not see much at either place.  But at the Goose Pond area, there were a few Great Blue Herons...and seen what I thought were a couple Great Egrets.  Roger pulled in and parked, and I snuck along behind the bank, thinking they would fly soon as they seen me.

Guess what?  They just stayed there.  And when I actually took a good look, they were Whooping Cranes!

There were the three sandhill cranes with them, and they flew up and left...the Whooping Crane they were following flew up, but just went a few feet to join the other one.

I was glad to at least see them...I guess I can't complain.

Sarah and Lorelei are coming tomorrow night if nothing happens.  I had to hide more Christmas presents...I cannot risk wrapping any because the cats would tear into them I am afraid...if nothing else, would accidentally rip one.  They have been being so playful part of the time. 


Ginny said...

Wow, these pictures are just stunning!!! The first where they are all in a row parading, and the middle one with the cranes flying and seeing those black wing tips.

Betsy Adams said...

Terrific pictures of all of the cranes, Rose. Looks like you had a terrific birdie day!!!!

Enjoy your family.

Deb said...

Stunning photos. The muted tones of the background
highlight the birds perfectly. I've never seen Whooping Cranes before. We get Sandhills here though. Lucky you to capture these birds.

Sandra said...

you were lucky to find all these together, I like the second photo with the black tips showing as they lift off...

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Great shots Rose! I love going to the Mississippi river to see the wild life, wish it was a bit closer.

don said...

A fine capture of these exotic birds. It was interesting to read of their behavior as you were taking pictures.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Great shots, Rose. I really love the one of the birds in flight.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love their snowy white color with their black tipped wings. Great shots, Rose.

Dianne said...

I really love the first shot!!
it looks like they're running to catch a train :)

my cats just finished tearing up something I wrapped, they had a great time
all because I left the closet open

Montanagirl said...

Oh, Wow! nice shots of the Cranes! That's a great find for you. I should be back posting in a few days. I have great distance vision, but am having a hard time with anything up close. I can't get a new glasses prescription until the end of the month.