Uprooted Magnolia

Sandhill Cranes

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on July 18, 2011

I’ve seen the Sandhill Crane flying high above the ranch but I haven’t been able to capture them on the ground.

Sandhill Crane 1

But one day last week, I finally saw a couple grounded and hunting.

Sandhill Crane 2

In a neighbor’s hay meadow, they were filling up grasshoppers.

Sandhill Crane 3

I hope they visit again. I’d like to have more time photographing them since we were rushed this particular day.
Happy Monday everyone!


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  1. Lenore Diane said, on July 18, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I’ve only seen cranes along marshes, ponds and shorelines. So neat to see cranes in a pasture. Great pictures!


    • leahyetter said, on July 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

      Thank you! I think they were eating more than bugs too. They were probably eating the barley and wheat. And they were huge!


  2. mewithmycamera said, on July 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

    beautiful photos


  3. jbcamera said, on July 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Here in Michigan I have noticed the cranes often revisit fields pretty regularly. I often see them in certain fields in my daily travels. Unfortunately, they are usually too far away for good photos.


    • leahyetter said, on July 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

      I know! I hope they come back. The move quickly and are definitely shy about the camera.


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