Unknown to me what type of bird this is

by Kelly Demers
(Poland, Maine )

There was 4 of them together, Long necks, Red color around the eyes. Long legs. White and gray specks in their feathers. I live in Maine and have been trying to Identify them.

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Nov 14, 2012
Found a match
by: Anonymous

I researched it more and found a match I think..Whooping Crane: Once widespread in North America, ranging from Utah across to New England and down the Atlantic coast. Currently the only self-sustaining wild population consists of about 145 birds that migrate between breeding grounds in northern Canada and wintering habitat on the Texas coast.Overview
Whooping Crane: Adults are nearly all white except for red crown, black mask, and black primary feathers most visible in flight. The juvenile has rust-brown head and upper neck, and brown wash over mostly white body. Very rare bird; near extinction

Nov 13, 2012
Sandhill Crane
by: Judy-Seattle

I agree that it looks like a Sandhill Crane. My bird book shows that they are found west of the Mississppi and in FLorida. So I wonder it these cranes ended up being carried north by hurrican Sandy?

Nov 13, 2012
by: Anonymous

Looks like a Sandhill Crane

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