A location in the southern portion of Appalachia is delighted to have visitors of the endangered kind. Two rare whooping cranes have made an unexpected stop in a small town in Southern Appalachia, and the main priority of many is to keep their stay private.
As though famous movie stars arriving into town without warning, these two whooping cranes, a male and female are generating a lot of attention. These whooping cranes may have chosen this new location for their winter's migration south, whether they will remain here for the entire winter is not known.
Only four hundred whooping cranes are estimated to be in the wild, and according to the site http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=B003 these birds are known only to North America. The whooping crane is also the tallest bird in North America. An adult male can stand approximately 5 feet in height.
Whooping Cranes are mostly white, except for its red crown and a black mustache. The tips of their wings are also black. Noteworthy is the sound they make, named for the whooping sound, these birds can be heard for miles.
The whooping crane has struggled for existence for more than 60 years, so the attention these two birds are getting is not what bird enthusiasts want.
Keeping a great distance from these birds will help ensure their protection. Many locals are going to extremes in watching over these birds, one man’s confrontation with another who was taking pictures of these whooping cranes deemed less helpful in their preservation.
The man had screamed loudly from a distance, which alerted the birds to his presence not the photographer. Respecting nature is also about educating one’s self, it is best not to allow the birds to hear a human’s voice so to aid in keeping them wild.
The whooping cranes’ existence is very delicate, respect nature by knowing what not to do when coming upon such rare birds, remember to keep a great distance from them, and do not feed or leave feed for them.
A great danger to these birds is loss of its natural habitat in the wild, and humans’ intrusive contact.
Nature is fascinating, and sometimes it is best just to leave nature alone. Appalachia is full of such rarity, so keeping these bird's exact location will remain a secret. An extraordinary find in a region most can call wondrous.
Appalachia, Appalachia, beauty believed so great!
Gather more details on the whooping crane and its preservation by visiting the following site, http://www.savingcranes.org/whoopingcrane.html.