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Posted 23rd June 2005, 06:24 PM
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Shocked out of my socks!!


Hey, all,
took my son fishing today. He called me to "come over and look at these huge birds" Oh, man, now what does he think he sees? I went over and had the chance to see 3 adult whooping cranes feeding !! Guess I'll have to listen to my son more often.
Daryl
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Posted 23rd June 2005, 07:05 PM
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Daryl,

I hope you didn't get too close as they're the major carriers of whooping cough! You weren't downwind, were ya'?

Pidgey
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Posted 24th June 2005, 12:35 AM
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Snicker ! Snort ! Oh, Pidgey, you bird brain !
No, I didn't get too close, so no exposure. I was too busy picking my chin up off the ground. Whoopers are unbelievably rare, And to see them up here, well, I don't know when a sighting was last recorded. Thank God, my son saw them, and I made sure to point them out to any one interested, or otherwise.
Daryl

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Well, you lovely people, remember when I started this post? Now, come on, Maine isn't even near the migration path of Whoopers, just check it out on the internet. Everyone who is in to birding that I told about this basically told me I was nuts, loco en la cabesa. Last week, one of the docs I work with was telling me about how he likes to fish and canoe at "the causeway", the place I saw these spectacular birds. The conversation went on to me saying "Well, Jonathan, you're going to think I'm crazy, but a few summers back, I saw 3" and he finished my sentence, "whooping cranes". I almost couldn't believe that someone else knew about them. Seems his dad is very prominent in Audubon up here in Maine and the whoopers were kept very "hush-hush" How the he() you keep people sized, white birds a secret is beyond me. These birds even nested and produced chicks that year
Suppose I should go to bed and get some sleep, have to work tomorrow.
Daryl
P.S. know the saying "The check is in the mail"? Well, in my case, Renee, the box is in the mail. Just let me know about shipping cost.
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Wow! That must have been quite a hoot to have the Whoopers confirmed!

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Posted 14th November 2007, 03:54 AM
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It was a relief, actually.
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I think actually you got relief and relax because your sons got understood the moral behind the scene which relied you and your son too. May also the thoughts and understanding of your son regarding the moral of scene delighted your heart.
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BET you wished you had a camera with you, Daryl!!

What a wonderful sighting!!

Love and Hugs

Shi

YIKES!! I just noticed this thread was in 2005 AND 2007! That will teach me to not watch the "date(s)!"
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can they really spread the cough?
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can they really spread the cough?
You are kidding, right??

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You are kidding, right??

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HAHAHAHA Ditto that!
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I have several friends that have and raise whooping cranes, sandhill cranes and lots of other large birds and NONE of them ever had the whooping cough
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You are kidding, right??

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Sure took that one a long time to take off...

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Sure took that one a long time to take off...

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yeah, sure Pidgey. If you say so
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wierd i beleive i saw one of those today off off montreal .. it was about 200 metres in the saint laurents river ? a bit farthere i may be mistakin thou as i'm no professional
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