We found it!
Velda, Jan and Beth headed up to Freezout this morning (again) to look for the elusive Whooping Crane and they found it. There were really nice looks and fair photos, considering the distance. There was a Sandhill Crane family (2 adults, 1 colt) walking about the same area. Like many others, we found it looking toward the west side of pond 3 (from a highway pullout). What a treat. Apparently it spent the whole morning in the same area. Sometimes there was just a white head, sometimes completely obscured by cattails and rushes and sometimes it would be out in the open.
What a rush. The rest of the day will be ho-hum.
View checklist of the birds that we saw during this trip.