Indiana Hooded Crane (HOCR)
First stop on the way to Maryland was a short detour to Greene County, Indiana to see the rare Hooded Crane at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area. Although it was way out there I got a few photos and a couple videos. A bonus was also seeing 14 Whooping Cranes.
Hooded cranes nest in southeastern Russia and northern China and winter in southern Japan.
The hooded crane spotted at Goose Pond FWA is believed to be the same hooded crane spotted at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Tennessee earlier this winter.
A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
Click here to view the gallery • • • For location of birds click for Map here
Click thumb below to popup large photo. Hover thumbs for names.