Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sandhill Cranes take off to continue migration

I first found these cranes on March 10 (first day birding for several days as I had been out of town) and I watched them take off yesterday and gaining a lot of altitude to apparently provide the winds at higher altitude to continue their migration.
As the cranes flew in circles, they beat their wings often then started to glide as they got higher. SeEtta