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Photo Info

Dimensions1260 x 900
Original file size808 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken10-Jun-15 11:50
Date modified17-Jun-15 20:07
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length190 mm
Max lens aperturef/5
Exposure1/100 at f/5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 6400
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
_MG_1503 Homosassa Whooper 6102015 LR

_MG_1503 Homosassa Whooper 6102015 LR

The Homosassa State Park has a Whooper on the nest with one or two eggs! The Whooping Crane is one of the rarest birds in North America.

The nesting pair are not afforded much isolation or privacy - only a piece of translucent garden cloth over the fence separates the birds from the visitors.

The male crane was observed to be quite disturbed, by the nearby onlookers, and poked at them as they walked by.

I think the park needs input from the various crane experts on nesting endangered birds.