The Late Risers….Sandhill Cranes
I’ve posted a few photos of the snow geese but haven’t showed the other “headliner” from the Bosque at this time of year. The Sandhill Cranes are also represented in great numbers (7 or 8 thousand while I was there) and you get used to a sort of routine – first the snow geese do something then the sandhills do something. For instance, in the morning after the massive geese fly-out, the band of hearty photographers pack up and rush over to the ponds where the cranes have spent the night. They begin to slowly fly out in different numbers to begin their day of feeding in the fields. Here’s an initial shot of two cranes against the sky. Large and kind of ungainly but also majestic, they are quite a sight as they begin to fill the sky.
This entry was posted on December 13, 2012 by scottrandall. It was filed under nature, photography, travel, wildlife and was tagged with bird, bosque del Apache, nature, new mexico, photography, photos, sandhill cranes flying, wildlife.