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White Sandhill Crane. #6995765
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Seen it headed to well and it was much closer at the time but I didn't have my camera. After lunch I went back out and it had moved to the back of the field almost a mile away.









Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6995790
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Hard to tell from the pic but probably a whooping crane, which are very protected.

Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: westtexaswatkins] #6995800
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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
Hard to tell from the pic but probably a whooping crane, which are very protected.


Not a Whooping Crane, it was much closer when I first spotted it and got a good look through the Bino's.


Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6995816
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Wow!
That is really something!

Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6995844
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Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6995852
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think twice before shoot


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Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: colt45] #6995866
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Originally Posted By: colt45
think twice before shoot


Wouldn't even consider shooting it but the hunt is on to get some better pictures. Those fields are pretty open and there's allot of eyes!


Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6995889
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Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6995892
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Neat picture up Does that mean it has white meat grin


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Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6995896
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that's cool! I lived down north of Corpus for a long time and hunted primarily in the protection zone for sandhills so I got to bird watch tons of them while duck hunting. I always enjoyed the oddball color phased ones. Never did see a white one but plenty of others in multiple shades of grey and reds. Good spot!

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Hard to tell much from the photos, but the top and bottom photos show white with rust color, which is consistent with a juvenile Whooping Crane.


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I would have to think twice before taking that shot, a whooping crane fine is way too risky!

Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6996468
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Thatís wild.

I always see more cranes in your neck of the woods than anywhere else. I worked on a pad just north of town that was surrounded by cotton fields. Every morning the sun was nearly blacked out with cranes. I loved watching that.


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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Hard to tell much from the photos, but the top and bottom photos show white with rust color, which is consistent with a juvenile Whooping Crane.



This ^^^^^


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Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: jeffbird] #6996639
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Hard to tell much from the photos, but the top and bottom photos show white with rust color, which is consistent with a juvenile Whooping Crane.



That rust color your seeing is actually pink showing on the leg's. Like I said earlier my first look at it was much closer and with bino's, my money still says Sandhill.


Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
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We used to see sandhills at our place, but I never saw a white one.


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There were a bunch of white birds with black wing tips mixed in with the cranes I saw take off south of Seymour day before yesterday.

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Not sure what it is other than crane, hope you can get better pics HWY

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For the last several years, a hand full of common cranes have been showing up in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.

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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Hard to tell much from the photos, but the top and bottom photos show white with rust color, which is consistent with a juvenile Whooping Crane.



That rust color your seeing is actually pink showing on the leg's. Like I said earlier my first look at it was much closer and with bino's, my money still says Sandhill.
shoot and find out for sure.


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Originally Posted By: colt45
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Hard to tell much from the photos, but the top and bottom photos show white with rust color, which is consistent with a juvenile Whooping Crane.



That rust color your seeing is actually pink showing on the leg's. Like I said earlier my first look at it was much closer and with bino's, my money still says Sandhill.
shoot and find out for sure.

Make sure you bring the Game Warden with you so he can properly identify it for you.....


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Re: White Sandhill Crane. [Re: HWY_MAN] #6996934
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This is super cool

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Originally Posted By: gusick
For the last several years, a hand full of common cranes have been showing up in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.


Common Cranes are slate grey color, not white.

Please post better pictures if possible.

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