We can ID this Crane as a Whooping Crane that is molting into its full adult plumage as follows:
- Overall white.
- On its chin, the darker brown malar (see first photo) of the juvenile Crane is still there. This will eventually turn red.
- If you look closely in both photos you can see some of the red cap of the adult crane starting to appear.
The Whooping Crane is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 1,000. It took us 6 years to reach this; we started to seriously bird in January, 2016.