Wednesday, 9 October 2019

More Sandhill Cranes

    Last week we when we drove up to Prince George we were surprised to see, just outside of McBride, a whole field full of Sandhill Cranes.  It was early morning with a mist hanging over the field and it was a stunning sight.  Since then, every time I think about it, I kick myself for not stopping to take a photo of the scene.  
    Yesterday afternoon, returning from yet another trip to PG, we noticed that the huge gathering of Sandhills were still in the field feeding.  Again I didn’t stop to take a photo, but this morning I drove out to the field in the hopes the Sandhills were still there, and finally did take a photo, although there no magical mist to give the photo atmosphere.
    I guess the cranes are here in the field, spending time bulking up before their migration south.  They migrate fly to Texas, New Mexico, Mexico, and Arizona for the winter.  Often they fly so high that they can’t be seen.
    The cranes were all spread out so I couldn’t get them all in one photo with out making them the size of pinheads, but I figured there must have been about 150.  Below is a photo showing about half of the group.  

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1 comment:

  1. Sandhills fly over here. Theirs is a very distinctive sound. I always try to spot them but sometimes there is only the sound to know they are there.