I stopped by Lake Ray Hubbard yesterday to check on the Whooping Cranes, and I was delighted to find that they were still there. That makes for a total of at least eleven days at this location.
The cranes were up to their usual habits on this day—namely they were busying themselves with foraging up and down the east bank of this part of Lake Ray Hubbard. They roamed a little further and wider than I have seen them do on past visit, but hey, this pair clearly has the wanderlust!
Their travels this afternoon created several interesting juxtapositions. A couple of times the cranes passed by examples of some of our other species of large white waterfowl, allowing for a quick visual comparison. Other times they would pass by places where the rooftops of houses from a nearby subdivision could be seen through the trees. Rowlett Creek runs between the neighborhood and the lake, so the cranes are still quite isolated in this spot despite the proximity of the houses.