A couple weeks ago, Lynne Morck was on a drive about enjoying the scenery that Alberta has. She was west on Innisfail, Alberta, Canada and came upon one lone Whooping Crane enjoying some wetlands. Lynne said that this was the first time she has encountered whooping cranes. Imagine her excitement. The lone crane spent some time foraging in the shallow waters and after a time decided to take flight and go elsewhere.
At first Lynne didn’t believe that she had actually encountered a whooping crane in the wild. However, once arriving home and studying her photos she was able to verify her unique discovery. She sent us the photos of her find and given up permission to share them with you. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we did!
Friends of the Wild Whoopers, (FOTWW) thanks Lynne for sharing her experience and photos with us.
Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge.
***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo
population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****
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3 thoughts on “Whooping Crane in an Alberta Wetland”
Lynne Morck, your photos of a Whooping Crane and its habitat in Alberta, Canada are great. The quality of the photos and the habitat they were visiting is tremendous. You are fortunate indeed to happen upon this scene. Thanks so much for sharing with Friends of the wild whoopers so they can share your work with the world.
Thank you for your kind words Chester. It was very exciting to find one in my area, which is a couple hundred miles from their normal pathway.
Wow, that’s just amazing. Although we observe them flying in Saskatchewan, and have heard them on the ground near here, we have never encountered them on the ground. Those are GORGEOUS photos. Thank you for sharing with everyone.