On a morning walk, my attention was drawn to the bugling sound that I’ve come to associate with the Sandhill Crane. Looking up, I saw strings of them coming across the sky above the farm fields, headed northward. Spring migration has begun.
“… the grand tour is just the inspired man’s way of heading home.” ~Paul Theroux
19 thoughts on “Heading North”
Most, fi not all, of our Sandhill Cranes have headed north. I saw a few stragglers hanging around last week, but I have not seen any cranes since Saturday. A lot of cranes stay all winter down here so we have them from the end of October through the middle of February.
I took these pictures on Friday. Just got them posted today.
Oh I would love to see this!
I am so glad I got out and walked that morning or I would have missed it. I love the sound they make as they fly.
They’re coming my way❤️
Yes, indeed! 🙂
Leaving so soon? Seems like our winter visitors just got here.
It’s sad to see them go. They didn’t get much of a winter here this year. Only one small dusting of snow where I live and now spring weather in the middle of February.
That’s about all the winter we’ve had, too. But we still have March–it can be full of surprises.
tell them to drop by for tea………..or for whatever they want.
You were in the right spot at the right time Rebecca! Excellent work!
Don’t you just love it when that happens? It was a wonderful sight.
I made up a acronym about it…..PET.
What a spectacle of Sandhill Cranes!! I’ve never even imagined you saying so many at once overhead.
It was quite a treat!
Lovely atmospheric shots.
It was a thrilling sight!
By coincidence, I’ve seen quite a few birds flying today, but my photos a rubbish compared to yours. 🙂
I have been fairly happy with the camera that I’m now using. I can tell a difference in the quality between it and my old camera, but I still have a lot to learn about using it. 🙂
Whenever I’ve changed cameras I’ve noticed there’s always a lot to learn! 😉