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2 Whooping Crane's pic, as free birds, are still so rare! Have you seen 'em up close? I did today!

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 01-19-2019 07:38 PM

:mrgreen:

At 9:30 AM this morning the wind driven rain was cold as I tried a waterfowl hunt near the end of season after work. No ducks were seen on the plentiful sheet water in the picked soybean field north of a big drain ditch. Two large white birds were seen on the east side. I knew they were whooping cranes and not snow geese from well over a football field's distance away.

Low and behold within 30 minutes they had walked back west picking greens, soybeans, etc. In a very short time the long legged pair were 80 feet in front of me! :mrgreen:

The migrating rare birds changed locations so I saw them in three different fields. But each time I took my eyes off them just briefly. They had flown off and I did not see their 7 foot wings in action! It was surely ghost-like not even seeing them in the air as I explained my sighting live on the cell phone to my friend, wife and two daughters! :shock: 8)

See how rare they are in a federal bird census during 2015! :(

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Quivira/wild ... crane.html

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Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 01-21-2019 08:01 AM

Riddick, Many high fives for your nice FYI Wisconsious whooping crane nursery video for all to watch. I will definitely check out more info on these rare Avian family jewels of nature on You Tube! :wink:

My e-mail today contained a survey of the Jan/Feb issue of the Ducks Unlimited magazine. To actually see one and complete it was a first for me. Their incentive going out to one lucky winner is a YETI cooler! :D

After several questions I arrived at the comments section. Hm! I just couldn't pass this one up! :mrgreen:


Please feel free to provide any additional comments you may care to make on Ducks Unlimited Magazine.

Since my tip was selected for the Sept/Oct 2000 issue I really miss reading member's tips on waterfowling in America. They once came in as regular as clock work.

Bonus! Saturday 1-19-19 after work hauling crumple zone safety steel for the frameless TOYOTA Highlander SUV. I went duck hunting a bit late. 9:30 AM to be exact where I walked into the wooded edge of a harvested soybean field with lots of sheet water but no ducks. The fast North wind's driven rain was fierce! :o

The huge plus was I'd walked within 100 + yards of a pair of whooping cranes feeding busily on tiny green broad leaved plants and possibly soybeans on the east end. Low and behold the pair began walking west 100 yards and then south to within 80 feet of me using an 8" thick tree for cover!

I took 14 pics and I hope they enlarge OK. I called anyone who I thought would like to hear about my live scene of two of the rarest birds in the world! I did feel blessed to walk in on them and even more blessed when the pair walked up to me! My name and town here :mrgreen:

Our pc/smart phone knowledgeable son hopefully will enlarge my pics, pick the best, hit send and soon you will see the wild, super rare pair here! :D

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Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 02-04-2019 02:25 PM

January 19, 2019 - 30 miles N of the Ohio River and 3.5 miles E of the Wabash River in SW Indiana :D 8)

There is a steady 15 + mph North wind driven water film on my 14 pics! :oops:

9:45 AM :o

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Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 12-08-2019 02:37 PM

Wow! :shock:
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Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 12-08-2019 03:03 PM

Wow! :shock: No waterfowl to put in the Croc-pot today.😣 But it was a great opportunity @ 9:15 AM to catch 2 adult whooping cranes landing just 100 yards to my front!!😎 It's suggested we humans should not approach them and stay 200 yards away from this rare sight in Nature! :oops: :lol: :mrgreen:

Check out this extensive Whooping Cranes web site today for helping them! If you see one or more report them here! Actually "there", not here! :lol:

Bonus! After 20 minutes 4 more white giants had appeared down low when they flew up over gov planted 30' oak trees to the West towards me! Then they turned back and landed again!😯

https://www.bringbackthecranes.org


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Something You DON'T Want To See Up Close...

Post by Riddick » 12-08-2019 05:37 PM

....An ASS WHOOPIN Crane
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Re: Something You DON'T Want To See Up Close...

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 01-23-2020 01:46 PM

Riddick wrote:
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....An ASS WHOOPIN Crane
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Could you imagine having to ward off two of those rare feathered birds with a total of 4 long swords up front? Plus knowing if you wounded one and got caught. :o It'd be automatic jail with no bail! :oops: No way, so just run away! :lol:

Hey Riddick! I am sure you know your area is the whooping cranes most northerly migration stop in SE WI! 8)

In brief my "Bring Back the Cranes.org" report sent for - 3:50 PM yesterday 1.5 miles SSW of Broad Pond in SW IN - Now I can chalk up two more adult paired up for Spring. Well yeah, as long as they are not of the same gender! :lol:

If you see 'em, say something! I've added 8 total now, all reported, in this Fall and Winter for 2019-2020. :coolhat:


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Re: Something You DON'T Want To See Up Close...

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 06-21-2020 08:41 AM

Riddick wrote:
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....An ASS WHOOPIN Crane
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Photobucket let's us down again Riddick. :raspberry :halloween
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Re: Something You DON'T Want To See Up Close...

Post by Riddick » 06-21-2020 09:43 AM

Malaria_Kidd II wrote:
06-21-2020 08:41 AM
Riddick wrote:
12-08-2019 05:37 PM
....An ASS WHOOPIN Crane
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Photobucket let's us down again Riddick. :raspberry :halloween
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