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Science & NatureFor the BirdsFor the Birds: Sandhill Cranes

For the Birds: Sandhill Cranes


by Cheryl Baxter

It has been a pretty exciting week!  On Wednesday, my friend & I were on our way to Mill of Kintail for a hike, and I spotted a group of 5 Sandhill Cranes in a field on Bennies Corners Road.  We pulled over to snap some photos.

The next day, I went to see if they were there, and they were in the area.  So I managed to capture a few more shots.  They flew off at one point with a huge crowd of Canadian Geese and it turns out there was a Juvenile Bald Eagle near.  Obviously they were spooked by the big raptor.  Unfortunately I didn’t capture the eagle on camera.  Another person that was there managed to snap a photograph of the eagle, thus confirming the reason for the ruckus.

Also this week, the Purple finches, Chickadees & Red-breasted Nuthatches have begun to frequent my feeder.

Please enjoy my Crane Photographs as well as the other ones I captured this week.

Have a wonderful week of Feathers, Wings and Beaks.


Dark-eyed Junco on my deck.
Dark-eyed Junco on my deck.
Sandhill Cranes (Pakenham)
Sandhill Cranes
Sandhill Cranes (Pakenham)
Sandhill Cranes taking off. (Pakenham)
Sandhill Cranes taking off.
Canadian Geese taking off. (Pakenham)
Flight of the Crane. (Pakenham)
Flight of the Crane.
Autumn Flight of the Cranes. (Pakenham)
Autumn Flight of the Cranes.
Great Blue Heron (Pakenham)
Great Blue Heron
Purple finch at my feeder.
Purple finch at my feeder.
Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Pakenham)
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Pakenham)
Dark-eyed Junco on my deck.
Dark-eyed Junco on my deck.







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