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Whooping Crane?

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Is is possible to have seen a Whooping Crane in flight over lowland marsh near Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia?   Bird was very large, long neck, long legs, partial black wing feathers, white body.

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https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Stork

Marshland is the correct habitat for Wood Storks. A quick check on eBird shows scattered but annual reports of them in that area over the last decade.

https://ebird.org/map/woosto?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=3-5&bmo=3&emo=5&yr=last10

Edited by Charlie Spencer

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As someone who birds in that area pretty regularly, Charlie is correct, and Wood Stork is the best bet. 

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Welcome to Whatbird!!

Charlie is correct, most likely a Wood Stork. They are fairly common in that area, and that is their expected habitat. Description is spot on for a Wood Stork, also.

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