About This Shoot
Date: 10 November 2013
Location: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas
Shoot Type: Wildlife
The second day was far more successful. The day started off before sunrise at the photo blind on Little Salt Marsh, but when I struck out there, I headed back north to the mud flats north of 170th Ave. Three Whooping Cranes were found on the flats. I, along with several other birders and photographers, watched these cranes until they took flight at around 10:15am. These birds started off heading south, but they met a strong head wind and turned back around... joining up with 13 other Whooping Cranes that had just arrived, unbeknownst to all of us there as we were so focused on those original three. We then observed the 16 for quite some time on the far end of the mud flats. Later that afternoon, I photographed 9 of these cranes that were within the Wildlife Drive loop.
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|Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:58:20 -0600|
Sixteen Whooping.. again! A repeat of last year!
|16 Whooping Cranes, including 3 juveniles and 3 banded adults, were found|
this morning at Quivira NWR. Awesome stuff!
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