Sandhill Cranes

///Sandhill Cranes

Antigone canadensis

Sandhill Cranes are large, tall gray birds with very long legs, long necks, and a straight bill. Adults have light cheeks and a red crown.

Sandhill Cranes In Flight During Spring Migration

2018-03-17T07:09:51+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Bicknell Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Birds, Sandhill Cranes, Utah, Wayne County|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The last couple of times I have gone to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and further north of there I have been so happy to hear and see, even if from a long distance, the return of our Sandhill Cranes.

Sandhill Cranes Plus Views of Flooded Marshes at Bear River MBR

2017-03-16T06:09:00+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Sandhill Cranes, Tundra Swans, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I saw and photographed a mated pair of Sandhill Cranes yesterday morning in the marsh from the auto tour loop and watched them search for food.

I adore Sandhill Cranes

2017-03-11T05:49:07+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: Bicknell Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Birds, Sandhill Cranes, Utah, Wayne County|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Even though I can't see them with my eyes as I write this I can imagine Sandhill Cranes waiting for the first rays of the sun to reach the marshes where they spent the night.

American White Pelicans, Sandhill Cranes, Swainson’s Hawks – Spring Migrants On The Wing

2017-08-21T07:31:31+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: American White Pelicans, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Bicknell Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Birds, Box Elder County, Sandhill Cranes, Swainson's Hawks, Utah, Wayne County|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We still have our winter birds and the spring migrants have begun their journey north so my bird photography is likely to pick up and get exciting soon if the clouds will give me a break.