Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reflecting Pool

Coming home from work today I took some of the backroads that I haven't been on for awhile.  You never know what might have changed since the last time you traveled through an area.  I found a welcome sight in late afternoon of a sunny hot day.  Sandhill cranes are around but a rare sight, at least for me.  I have seen them, but usually early morning either alone or in pairs.  I'm not even sure if that's what these guys are.  But, if not, I have no clue what type of bird it is.  The ones I've seen in the past are not usually as colorful as these guys/gals are. I know its hard to see, but they all had like a bright red mask around their eyes and abundant reddish color on their bodies.  They were standing in a reflective pool of water in a field leftover from the heavy rains this last weekend.   A rare sight around here to see this group.

1 comment:

  1. Yep! You got yourself a mighty nice shot of some Sandhill Cranes. Once a pretty rare sight around here but they've increased in numbers so much that Iowa has considered a hunting season for them. They are very destructive to corp crops. At any rate they are great to watch (and photograph).
    Good shot!