Thank you for your report and photos of the single Whooping Crane you saw in Alachua County, Florida, on 12 December!
This crane is 1.5 year old male no. 9-13. You can find more information about him at the following link: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/crane/13/BandingCodes_1309.html
The number of migratory Whooping Cranes going all the way down to Florida has drastically decreased over the last few years.
for more Florida birds and the rest of the Whoopers!