Hunting a catfish.
Whooping Crane (Grus americana) and Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis), Rockport, Aransas County, Texas - 8 March 2013.
Whooping Cranes (flying adults) IBSP Hawkwatch Lake County IL September 2012 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4750
Had five Whooping Cranes stopped in at a wet area on the Base and stayed for 3 days. They were all banded and GPS radio equiped. These are some of the birds that were escorted by an ultra-lite plane on their migration.
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...