Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September 29,2010 Whooping Cranes numbers up to 37 at Muskiki Lake

After birding Last Mountain Lake area we made a side trip back to Muskiki Lake in the afternoon. We counted 37 Whooping Cranes, 29 adults and 8 juveniles. They were avian feeding at the south end of the lake in the fields and flying down to spent some time in a couple of small ponds. Also present were 1000+ Sandhill Cranes, 100's of Snow Geese and a few flocks of Lapland Longspurs.

South end of Muskiki Lake where a flock of 37 Whooping Cranes are feeding

Distinct view of cranes in pond.

Adult Whooping Cranes in field.

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