Monday, June 14, 2010

Rare Treat

Most of you know my love of the egrets and herons around here.  I know most of their haunts pretty good.  The birds below are a different story.  This is only the second time I've seen Sandhill Cranes in the area.  I don't know much about them.  In fact, I only believe these are sandhill cranes from watching one in the field behind my parents house and these look similar to that one.  They seem to like the fields better than the ponds and swamps I see the herons in.  Anyway, it was a nice treat to see them while driving to my next stop for work.


  1. How totally cool!!! I'd love to see them sometime.

  2. Nice pic. they're getting relatively common now. So much so that They have been ruining farm crops. Check my blog (soon to be posted) I have some Whooping Crane shots.

  3. Mark, check my May 1, 2009 and November 2, 2008 posts for nesting and migrating Sandhills.