Sunday 15 October 2017

Swans and Cranes

    As regular readers know, we do a lot of our dog walks at Horseshoe Lake.  Yesterday while doing one we got a real bonus because we saw both Trumpeter Swans and Sandhill Cranes amongst the other migrating waterfowl that were using Horseshoe Lake for a rest stop.
    We only get to see the wild swans in the spring and fall as they are either flying north or south, but there are some resident Sandhills that spend the summer and we sometimes hear their strange gobble-like croaking sound as they feed in the pastures.  I suspect some of the Sandhills we saw yesterday were traveling through, like the swans.
    It is always a treat to see wildlife.  A couple of days ago we saw a fox crossing the road, we only see a fox about once every two years.
    The photo below shows a couple of Sandhills flying over.

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