Biggest feeder bird ever
Whooping Crane (adult) Illinois River at Billsbach Lake near Lacon Marshall County IL December 2012 Jeff Skrentny FB1204 IMG_8377
Necedeh National Wildlife Refuge is a famous nesting location for this endangered species.
Hunting a catfish.
The whooping crane (Grus americana), the tallest North American bird, is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound. In 2003, there were about 153 pairs of whooping cranes. Along with the sandhill crane, it is one of only two crane species found in North America. The whooping crane's lifespan is estimated to be 22 to 24 years in the wild. After being pushed to the brink of extinction by unregulated hunting and loss of...