Sunday, March 15, 2015

Feeling like spring....

We had coffee on the front porch for the first time this spring!  While sitting there, I heard something.  It took a few minutes for it to dawn on me that I was hearing Sandhill Cranes.
(I have put up bigger pics than I normally do.  For the best viewing, right click on each photo, then click 'view in new window, or view in new tab')
We finally spotted them but they were too far away.  Fast forward a bit as I was hanging up clothes, I started seeing more.  I got my camera, and got Roger and we took off trying to find where they were coming from.  Or if they were going to land in some of the fields around here.
We could not find either place, but we sure saw the Sandhill Cranes.  I bet we easily saw a thousand or more.
They were too far away for me to get any really great photos, but at least you can see some of them.
There would be a line heading out, about the time we heard another line approaching from the south, the one we are watching would start circling...and they would circle till the next line came and then they would head out together.  We did not ever see them pause again to wait for a third line of birds.
Finally a few flew just a bit closer...
Sorry for the photo overload, but I just couldn't narrow down my choices.

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Just think, in one day, we finally got enjoy sitting on our porch and having a cup of coffee, I got to hang clothes on the line, and as an added bonus, we got to see Sandhill Cranes.  And not just a handful which is normal for right here.


12 comments:

Ginny said...

You got awesome clear pictures! I can never get good flight pictures. What an awesome day!!

CatTales said...

What a great day you enjoyed. I love the photos. Most everyone I visit in blogland had nice weather this weekend. It sure makes our spirits brighter!

Michelle said...

What an awesome sight! I have never seen so many at once!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

ok, i have to say this ... it was the kid in me that is making me do it ... i hope you didn't get poooh on. ha. ha!!

very cool shots too. i enjoy watching them fly ... very cool.

i see your irises below ... gorgeous!! i love them ... my mom has a bunch ... they come in so many amazing colors. love flowers. have a great week!! ( :

Betsy Adams said...

Hello, Just got home from a nice trip to Arkansas to celebrate George's birthday. I will blog about it tomorrow.

Now--it's time to start working in the yard, cleaning up all of the 'junk' from the ice storm. What a mess!!!

Hope you are doing well. Sounds like you had an awesome day--sitting outside, having coffee, hanging clothes on the line and best of all , seeing the Sandhill Cranes... NEAT!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! What a day you had. Isn't it so nice to enjoy being outside. Love the Cranes they are beautiful. Thanks for all the shots.
MB

Gill - That British Woman said...

a great day for you to do all that. Still too cold to be sitting outside here. We still have snow. {SIGH}

Sandra said...

sounds like a wonderful week end. we spent most of ours outside. perfect weather to be outside. that is a lot of sandhill cranes, i have seen only 3 at one time

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm excited that the Sandhill Cranes are moving northward! YAAY!!

Linda Kay said...

The bird migrations are always fascinating, so enjoy your pictures.

Montanagirl said...

Oh, that's wonderful - you have some nice photos for your memory book! We should be seeing some of them soon here too.

Carletta said...

I sat outside today too. 70 degrees and a taste of what's to come.
I really like the last photos with the sunlight under the wings. If you hadn't been outside you probably wouldn't have known.
Some really great shots!

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