This past weekend my sister took me to search for whooping cranes. There are three whooping cranes in the area just north of Madison, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, we never found the whooping cranes. But we did spot egrets, sandhill cranes, and blue herons.
In this last picture - the water is actually over the road. The road is closed and we doubt it will ever be repaired because it's surrounded by the waterfowl production area.