Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~ Whooping Cranes ~

Today we were heading to town and spotted 9 Whooping Cranes in a plowed corn field near the highway. I took quite a few pictures of them feeding, then stopped to watch them. They are the most beautiful birds I have ever photographed. After about 15 minutes, they all started flapping their wings, ran across the field as if it were an airstrip, then took to the sky. Seeing them always takes my breath away and reminds me of how wonderful God's Creation really is.

I have now seen 39 Whooping Cranes in the wild. Last year I spotted 2 in a flowage, this year 37 in fields across the county where I live. Living so close to the Necedah Wildlife Refuge has it's advantages!

~ Mara

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