Phriday Photo – Whooping Cranes at Nygren Wetlands

Despite a heavy fog we were finally able to view a group of five Whooping Cranes that had stopped over at Nygren Wetlands in the northern part of Winnebago County here in Illinois. Here are the best shots amongst the fog. All images were digiscoped with our new Swarovski 25-50x eyepiece. Oddly enough, I was shooting “blind” as the camera’s viewfinder was grossly out of focus but I had thought it was just the fog 🙂

Note: Detailed information about the origins of these banded cranes can be found from NCIOS, our local bird club.

Whooping and Sandhill Cranes

Whooping and Sandhill Cranes

Whooping and Sandhill Cranes

Whooping Crane Landing

Whooping Crane Flying

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