Posts tagged “Sandhill crane

A dance with Sandhill cranes

Sandhill crane couples dance with each other.  I found this pair in a field west of Bragg Creek and was lucky to be able to watch them.

A few Canada geese watched the dance as well.  They seemed to watch with little interest.  Far less than me.

Sandhill crane dancing - © Christopher Martin-2992

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