Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Oh, those sand hill cranes!

I was driving from St. Gregory's Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan, to Kalamazoo, when I happened to notice two sand hill cranes fly low over the road in front of me. I looked to see if they landed, but couldn't find them. I continued to scour the fields as I headed north on a US131 detour and was amply rewarded with a squawking mass of upwards of 1,000 of them that had settled in to a 30-40 acre tract of plowed farmland. It was an amazing sight. They would not let me get close, but that meant I did get some great shots of them in flight. What an amazing sight. 2 November 2016.