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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sandhill Crane off course

A lone Sandhill Crane seen in this pic has been in agricultural fields in Florence for several days. It is unusual for them to be here this late as they stop here on migration to and from their breeding areas. I hadn't seen any cranes for almost a month until this one showed up. It is also unusual to see one by themselves as they are flocking birds.

Today I saw this crane in a flooded field where a flock of about 200 dark ibis were feeding. I guess the ibis were the best substitute for a flock of Sandhill Cranes that this crane could find here. SeEtta


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