Here are a couple of Pix from Aransas. More to come!
Daddy Whooper, and
So to keep some of these pictures in order, I've decided to edit this post instead of adding a new one. One thing that may not be obvious from these pictures is that Whooping cranes are really big birds. They stand five feet tall -- that's almost as tall as me!
On this last trip, we saw about 26 whooping cranes on the single trip. Captain Tommy said it was a record for him! We saw these magnificent birds really up close -- as the pictures above show. We also got to see a great little drama.
One of the adults captured a snake! I can't be sure, but I think this may be the female -- you'll notice that she's really shaking things up.
It's not too long before Junior comes over to investigate. You'll notice that the snake isn't real excited about this idea -- it's wrapped itself around a bit of brush and is hanging on for dear life!
But in the end, Mom relents and Junior has lunch!