Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sandhill cranes...


We went down to Goose Pond today...nothing much at all on the ponds, but we know to go east of there and look in the farming area.


They were far away, and it was a gray day...so not the greatest photos.  Add to that the fact that I had trouble with holding steady....I was in the middle of a narrow road so didn't even attempt to get tripod out.


Still it was fun seeing and hearing them...


I love watching them come in for a landing...


So much fun to see.

We also saw:
They were way up in the sky.  We didn't know what they were...was pretty sure they were not Canada geese.
This is one I zoomed in a bit...notice in the first photo, they just look like dark birds.  But as you can see if you click on this, they are snow geese.

13 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your crane shots are really wonderful!! They are so beautiful and elegant. And you got them both on the ground and in flight! And the geese in flight form a X!

Mildred said...

Oh these pics are fun to see!

Nancy Chan said...

Great crane shots. I love the ones in flight, making all the patterns in the sky.

Tom said...

...they never seem to make it to our neck of the woods.

Sandra said...

I love all the criss cross of the geese.. the 2nd shot of the cranes is hilarious. they look like they were having an election TALK....LOL

Bonny Bonafilla said...

What super photos! So dramatic. I especially love the third one with those big cranes directly overhead, their legs just dingle-dangling in the air. Brilliant!

Karen said...

You really got some great photos. I'm never fast enough to get pics like that. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the pond. Hope you will have warmer weather this weekend.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have only seen Sand Hill Cranes a couple of times up here. It's pretty darned exciting!!
xx, Carol

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW!!! To see the Sandhill Cranes is a special treat.Your pictures are great.

Henny Penny said...

Those Sandhill Cranes are so unusual looking...they look so frail, flying with their legs dangling. I like them.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, WOW! I love seeing the large flocks of birds. Great sighting of the Sandhill Cranes. Enjoy your day!

L. D. said...

I love watching the nature shows that show these cranes in their migration habitats. You have some great photos.

Klara S said...

I like photos #2 and the last one the most. Cranes look like they were dancing.

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