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This is a brief follow up on the Lake Ray Hubbard Whooping Cranes. I was hoping to improve on the photographs included with my first report, but these are only marginally better. Unfortunately, the distance involved here is just too great. These pictures are probably about as good as I will be able to get. Hopefully, someone with better equipment will make it out there and record this occurrence at a higher level.

The cranes have been at this location since at least late Sunday afternoon (April 28, 2013). As of 7:00pm on Wednesday May 1, 2013 they were still present. This would suggest that they are going to spend the night again in Rowlett, Texas!

UPDATE: A representative from TPWD informs me that the cranes are out of Louisiana. They are being tracked electronically, and were members of a larger migrating flock. These two dropped out of the group and landed at Lake Ray Hubbard for unknown reasons. They were still present on site as of noon today (May 2, 2013).

The cranes were hidden from sight somewhere back in the tall grass when I arrived.
The cranes were hidden from sight somewhere back in the tall grass when I arrived.
About 10 or 15 minutes later they emerged from their hiding spot.
About 10 or 15 minutes later they emerged from their hiding spot.

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Whooping Crane - Lake Ray Hubbard Follow Up

Whooping Crane - Lake Ray Hubbard Follow Up

Whooping Crane - Lake Ray Hubbard Follow Up

Whooping Crane - Lake Ray Hubbard Follow Up

Whooping Crane - Lake Ray Hubbard Follow Up

Whooping Crane - Lake Ray Hubbard Follow Up

This is as far apart as I saw the two cranes get from each other.
This is as far apart as I saw the two cranes get from each other.
When the bird on the right realized how far he had strayed, he  quickly turned and closed the gap.
When the bird on the right realized how far he had strayed, he quickly turned and closed the gap.

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