First I would like to say I surely hope you had a wonderful February. Is sure flew by fast. Hubby took me camping a couple of weeks ago and as we were driving by the coast we spotted this crane . He allowed me to get very close before flying away when a diesel truck drove by. It was one of those magical moments in total disbelieve that I was able to get this close to him.
Even though the picture below is not of good quality, I do want to share that I finally was able to see a pair of whooping cranes after living here on the coast all of my life. I knew they were big birds but it is something else to see them in there shear magnificence of their size and stature. Mike guessed that we were at least 200 yards from these birds when I took this picture below.