Sandhill crane family

by Judith
(Novi, MI)

Since days before Thanksgiving we have had four sandhill cranes visiting several times a day. Two are more mature pair and the others are younger (offspring). We now have 8-10 inches of snow and they are still here. It has been bitterly cold for two weeks so we are surprised they are still here. Yesterday they thought they would get whatever a hawk was eating but s/he flew off with the goods. I started putting out corn and black sunflower seeds for them since they have less access to good stuff in lawn. It is hunting season so maybe they are safer here.

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Jan 21, 2018
by: Susan

That is very strange the Sandhill Cranes were still there. They fly over our house in British Columbia every September. They migrate earlier than the Canada Geese. Often they stop at our lake for a couple days to rest and refuel. (I have a beautiful photo of a pair in my office.) Flying overhead it is fun to watch them go up and down in the wind currents.

So sad hunters in your country shoot them!

Jan 21, 2018
sandhill cranes
by: roma

i,m surprized no one wrote to you, but that is amazing. are they still endangered? have you ever seen them dance?

thank you for coming to this site judith, and join in with your comments for other,s question,s. brook and i try to identify birdsm but we are west coast, and don,t know much about eastern birds.

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