Friday, September 14, 2007

Whooping Crane Festival

Jane Duden and I headed out to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge first thing this morning, but it was way too windy for this year's cranes to fly. We spent some time talking to people with Operation Migration, and then we headed down to Baraboo to the International Crane Foundation. I got to spend time with a former student of mine who is now a scientist with ICF. And I got lots of photos of this captive breeding pair of Whooping Cranes.

Tomorrow I'll try to get photos of wild Whoopers at Necedah, and the weather is supposed to be perfect for some practice flights, but for now I'm really happy with the ones I got today. I posted just 6 of them for now, but will post more when I get home, all at my Whooping Crane Photo Gallery.