I retired from ECM Hospital yesterday. Since it was a nice day with cold coming in soon, I took a trip over to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. So far twenty whooping cranes have migrated in. After seeing photos of the cranes this week, I thought it would be a good day for seeing the rare birds. However the cranes had other ideas. They didn’t show up at the observation building all day today or yesterday.
I did see lots and lots of sandhill cranes, American Wigeon, Gadwall, Northern Pintail, Green-Winged Teal, Snow geese, Ring neck ducks and Greater White-Fronted Goose among others. On the way home, I swung by Wheeler Dam.