from West Flower Mound, Texas
April 7, 2006
am curious about a sighting this morning at approximately 10:10
a.m. in West Flower Mound, Texas.
I saw a large group of very large birds flying basically in a
north/northwesterly direction. They were traveling in a loose
circular pattern with position shifts occurring within the circular
group. The grouping and movement patterns were quite unlike the
v-shaped grouping of ducks and geese, and there was no identifiable
leader. The birds were light in color with a wingspan that seemed
greater than body length.
The birds seemed to be at a high altitude. I cannot begin to guestimate
altitude; it seemed to be greater than what I normally associate
with ducks and geese.
I saw a similar grouping in the same location two years ago about
2 weeks later in April and at the same time of day. Could it possibly
have been Whooping Cranes? If not, any idea what it might have
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