Incredible! Yvonne thought so too, enough to engage on a safari of sorts for these Sandhill Cranes. Read on! “Not far from Slave Lake we saw these 2 birds, so unique that I just “had” to get a picture. I actually ran after them on the opposide side of the road for about 3 kms just to get this one shot but it was such FUN. They are so shy so only allowed me one shot! It is an honour to share them with other viewers. I told my husband “BT will will appreciate the photo — LOL!!!” Do we “ever” Yvonne, thanks!!
DID YOU KNOW? Sandhill Cranes are as fascinating in the air as on the ground. They are graceful giants with a slow downstroke, but a rapid and jerky upstroke. In flight they form a V or a straight line. West central Alberta provides great nesting sites because of the abundance of isolated marshes and bogs that are hidden by trees. And as Yvonne witnessed – it’s common to see them in family groups taking walks through open pasture areas. When you see a group of cranes you can refer to them in many ways including: a “construction“, “dance”, “sedge“, “siege”, and “swoop“.
DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT! WE’RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR CAMERA OF COURSE. SNAP AND SEND, THEN SIT BACK AND COLLECT THE COMPLIMENTS WHEN YOUR PHOTO AIRS ON BT AND IS FEATURED ON THIS BLOG.