Migrating Whooping Cranes spotted near Regina
On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Fran Kerbs, of Regina SK Canada, and her friend received a tip about two Whooping Cranes being spotted northwest of Regina, SK Canada. Excited by the tip, they headed out to catch them before they continued on in their migration to Wood Buffalo National Park. Staying quite a distance away to observe them, Fran was able to get three short videos of them in the field foraging, bugling, and finally taking flight.
About the videos
Fran told Friends to the Wild Whoopers, (FOTWW), “the first video has their call (in the key of B), and we were happy to be downwind of them to hear them. The middle video is a good one to show how these new “superzoom” cameras can make the whooping cranes appear close when they were actually approx 1.5 miles away.” As you can see in the third video, the whooping cranes decided it was time for them to continue on their northern migration.
Fran sent us the YouTube links to her videos with permission to combine them into one and share it with everyone. FOTWW thanks Fran for the video and we hope you enjoy the whooping cranes near Regina. We certainly did! Thank you, Fran!
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