Sandhill Cranes

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Evangeline D Chavez 2010

In a cornfield in Corrales, New Mexico , hundreds of sandhill cranes, mallards and other birds, flew in to feast on 3 acres of corn. As they flew in formation, from all directions, it was hard at times to take in the beauty of these large, graceful birds as they landed on the field. At times their call was performed with the birds standing close to each other and in a synchronized duet, a way of reinforcing the pair bond between a female and a male bird. The call  also may  be used by a pair to threaten predators or other cranes.  It was such a serene feeling to watch different species of birds feeding side by side.

~ by Evangeline Art Photography on December 6, 2010.

3 Responses to “Sandhill Cranes”

  1. Great job D.The cranes are very cool. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thank you
    They are so beautiful to watch, the grace as they fly and land. Another of God’s wonders.

  3. We get millions of sandhill cranes each fall and spring in Idaho. I love the day that I go out and hear their herald way, way up in the sky. I have spent many hours hiding behind scrupbrush and tractors so that I could get close to these amazing birds.

    Thank you for sharing your view of them.

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