Omg, I'm pretty sure I saw a whooping cane!! There's a reservoir just south of where the Mushroom Rocks are and as I drove past that lake on Friday I saw a really big bird that had the shape of a crane and was all white with black at the tips of the wings. It flew off from the shore, circled, and went back again. I got a really clear view of it in flight and from several angles. I had no idea what it was, so I just now typed its description into Google. First, I clicked on a site where other people were baffled by a bird of the same description. One of them suggested whooping crane, so I found a site for that and there it was!! So then I checked to see if that was even possible, and yes, it is!! They go through central Kansas during migration.
Wow, what a thrill. It was really graceful and beautiful.