I actually snapped these pictures yesterday, but then didn't post them since I thought I had a shot at getting to sleep early. It worked. Good thing too. Today was long.
These are two of the three sandhill cranes that have been hanging out in my field. SO COOL.
I am quite surprised that they seem to like it here. The only water nearby is the creek in the cemetery which is in a steep gully- not a wetland which they prefer. The first time I scared them up they were under the pines. Now that makes some sense; a nice shady place to rest that is somewhat hidden.
I never expected to seem them another day, and was just stomping along- they all took to the air before I realized they were there. But I caught a couple of decent flight pictures.
Tomorrow I'm leading the trail club hike. It should be great, but the day starts at 3 am again. I think I'm going to bed really soon.
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