Posts tagged “Grus canadensis

Sandhill cranes at Reifel

Sandhill crane - © Christopher Martin-1965-2

There were a trio of Sandhill cranes along the trail north of the main gate of the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary.  They were jostling with mallards and pigeons for the bird seed that is available at the entrance and purchased by some visitors.  This seems to be a good spot for them and it was a great place to photograph these cranes.  The Sandhill crane has an interesting story in Western Canada, it was really wonderful to see them up close.

A pair of longnecks - © Christopher Martin-1928

In the blink of an eye - © Christopher Martin-1915-2