Whooping Crane Headed South

Equipment Info
NIKON D7200
600mm / f/10 / 1/5000 sec. / ISO 1600
State/Province/Region
Illinois
Nearest Area
Goose Lake Natural Area
Town
Hebron, Illinois (McHenry County)
Brief Directions

One mile east of Hebron directly north of Route 173.

Notes

November 27, 2020. Nikon D7200, Tamron 150-600mm at 600mm. 1/5000 sec, F10, ISO 1600.

Description

This is a federally endangered Whooping Crane in the Midwest Flyway. There are only 85 Whoopers in this flyway. All Whooping Cranes in this flyway are banded and this adult male is known as 31-16. They will usually migrate south in the fall with the far more abundant Sandhill Cranes.

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December 28, 2020