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Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) by Twan Leenders

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

Early in the afternoon of November 21 Twan and I took a couple of minutes to go outside at RTPI and move our dumpster. Exciting, I know. As we finished I looked up, as I always do instinctively, for anything flying over and said “What is that..?” incredulously at the non-raptor drifting over us heading west. “That” was a Sandhill Crane. Naturally we did not have binoculars or cameras on us which is particularly rare for me because I hate ending up in these situations. The birds know when you’re unprepared. Here’s a shot of a Sandhill Crane that Twan took last fall here in Chautauqua County. They’re scarce but they’re definitely around, and those farm fields are the best place to find them.