Sunday, January 22, 2012

It was a Whooper of a Day!

It was Saturday morning on our weekly drive to Rockport for our class over there and we saw something we didn't expect on the side of the road.  There was a big huge bird feeder.  I'm calling it a bird feeder because of the birds we saw feeding under it. We had been on the lookout for whooping cranes and that is what we saw.  They were eating the feed that wasn't intended for them but I am glad they were.  We turned the van around and went to watch for a little bit.  There were others there observing also.   
They are actually really big.  We looked it up and males about 5ft tall with a wingspan of up to 7.5ft.  Came you imagine that?  We were very far away but I always carry my extra big zoom lens so I got some pretty good pictures.  The whooping cranes winter in our area.  We were very excited to see them.  They are endangered and only around 300 birds are in North America.  They are really beautiful birds.     

1 comment:

Mama Teaching 3 said...

These guys are so pretty. We have then here in abundance in Louisiana. They love to nest in the Cypress trees near water. :) The other day were were driving and the trees were polk a dotted with white. :)