Important: please keep your image under 700 pixels wide/high for in-line viewing, and please try to keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc). Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Thursday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!Happy Thursday everyone! March is here and I hope everyone had a great Leap Day. For once I actually have an abundance of photos to choose from to open this week's thread. I shot birds, college basketball, and baseball this week; which are Louisville Cardinals so I guess they can be considered birds, too. Well, you guys know my soft spot, so the photo I chose should come as no surprise to anyone. I woke up at 3:30 a.m. Friday to drive 2 1/2 hours to get the first light at a birding hotspot. The weather didn't cooperate for the sunrise so the early rise was kind of unnecessary, but we still witnessed some amazing wildlife. It was definitely worth the trip and we'll be going back. Here is one of about 10 Whooping Cranes we saw that day. There's no way to describe the feeling of watching such a majestic bird.