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.