Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
4 September 2011
On a cool morning, with fall in the air, we observed two families of Sandhill Cranes in a field near Glen Morris, ON. One family comprised two adults and two young, the second family consisted of two adults with only one juvenile. The birds were actively feeding and the young frequently flexed their wings and leapt into the air. We watched the birds for an extended period of time, exhilarated by our good fortune.