During a walk on our country road, I heard a strange bugling sound that I was unfamiliar with. Looking around, I saw three tall birds standing off on the other side of the field. They were Sandhill Cranes searching for food in a harvested corn field.
“When we hear his call, we hear no mere bird. We hear the trumpet in the orchestra of evolution.” ~Aldo Leopold
16 thoughts on “Sandhill Cranes”
What a thrilling surprise!
Yes, it was! They are beautiful birds!.
nice images! what wonderful creatures
Thank you! I hope I get a chance to see them again.
Well spotted – great photos.
Thanks! The unusual sound they made had me determined to find the source. Otherwise, I probably would have walked right by them.
Just goes to show the benefits of listening !
What an awesome treat! Great shots Rebecca!
Thank you! They were the last thing I had expected to see when I set out for my walk. Truly beautiful and interesting birds.
I’ve seen the featured on several blogs, but had no idea what they sound like.
It’s a sound that is hard to ignore. 🙂
You got my curiosity going, Rebecca, I had to go to allaboutbirds.org to hear it. I’m trying to imagine what that sounds like multiplied by the large number of birds in a flock. They don’t venture this far east, according to the map.
There are some good youtube videos out there. This is one of my favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvC6xsacncA
great eye Rebecca!..& ear
I wonder if they are a family unit?
Thanks! That would be my guess.
If you have a friend with a drone,they might be able to fly over this area.Whatever is laying around will tell you what animal it use to be?