Sandhill Details

Friends, i am showing a closeup of a greater Sandhill Crane head cause i think they are so beautiful.  The Big Blue stem grass makes a great backdrop of their native habitat.  Crex Meadows is a gathering place for thousands of cranes as they stop here to feed on wild rice and the farmer’s corn crops.  In the evening they land on traditional roosting grounds and in the morning they fly off again for food sites.  Their gurgling calls keep us company until the snow flies and the marsh freezes over, then they are off to better weather. Below image is a summer crane who is joining in the festivities.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on September 23, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Such wonderful color and details!!

  2. yourothermotherhere

    They kind of look like a novelty feather duster to me.

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