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Sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Alabama.
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December 30, 2016, 02:49 PM
What a fantastic shot, Ron! Together with the reflection the birds form a perfect circle, simply brilliant in every way.
December 30, 2016, 02:53 PM
Thanks, Dörthe. They were the first thing we saw when we walked behind the visitors' center. Such an amazing place.
February 05, 2017, 12:28 PM
Miło znowu widzieć Ciebie Ron w 23 i Ip. pozdrowienia Alicja
February 06, 2017, 12:37 AM
Greetings, Alicja. We will be friends in more than one place. Best wishes to you.
February 09, 2017, 07:47 AM
A superbly composed photo, Ron - and the light! The reflection!
March 24, 2017, 12:35 PM
Wow, how beautiful with the reflections! Guess the same birds that migrate via the Jasper-Pulasky stagging grounds?
March 24, 2017, 07:55 PM
Thank you very much, Diane.
March 24, 2017, 07:58 PM
I think that is likely, Sonja. I understand that sandhill cranes have been wintering in Alabama for less than 20 years. There are also a few whooping cranes that winter here.
March 25, 2017, 03:48 PM
I remember the start of the ultralight plane experiments to establish the new eastern whooper route. We did live in Michigan back then and we incidently saw cranes in tow of their human parent fly in for an etap landing one evening from the highway. We had seen many species of cranes before, but only flightless ones sitting in the zoos. It was so exiting to see them in flight, so the next year we did a weekend trip to Indiana in autumn to see them gather for their dances, and we repeated this several times until we went back home to europe. It's one of my fondest memories of the USA.
March 25, 2017, 06:59 PM
Sonja, for several years I would try to watch the whooping cranes as the ultralight airplanes led them down through Alabama. A lot of times, this meant getting up very early and driving several hours to learn that for some reason, they weren't going to fly that day. I think three times, I actually saw them flying over. This program was discontinued in 2015. The same organization, operationmigration.org, is still working with cranes in other ways.
June 03, 2017, 03:16 PM
You have captured another outstanding pix.
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