tall brown stork-like bird with red mask
by Eric Bachman Johnson
I was bicycling near Lake Geneva in southern Wisconsin in late June when I saw a tall brown bird. He (?) had a very striking feature of a red mask around his eyes with a thin line of white trim along the lower edge of the red mask.
I tried to look carefully so I could recognize it when I got home and looked in our Smithsonian Field Guide but I'd like more input. My daughter thinks the bird I'm describing is a Sandhill Crane but I'm not positive.
It was likely a Whitefaced Ibis.
Are there other birds beside the sandhill crane that matches the description I am giving? Sadly no photo