We have been lucky enough to have a pair of Whooping Cranes wintering in our county. We have driven to the out of the way area where they have stayed several time to watch them. We are wondering how long they will stay since it is warming up here. These whoopers have tracking radios on their legs. I didn't put those on this one. It is fun to know where these birds came from but I sort of dislike seeing the tracking equipment on them. It just isn't natural. All the resident birds are singing and setting up territories now. Are the birds in your area singing yet?