Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sandhill Cranes at Grass Lake

Sandhill Cranes at
Grass Lake
Cambridge, ON
10 November 2013

        One of the great reasons to rejoice in this area is the breeding success of Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis. The Grass Lake area contains a thriving population and the numbers seem to increase each year. Today, peering through driving rain interspersed with pellets of ice, I counted thirty-one at Bannister Lake (although there may well have been more) and four were in a field at the very edge of Waterloo County, just on the Waterloo side of the Brant-Waterloo Road.
     It was impossible to get close to the birds and the following photographs are all I could manage. It is a fitting record, however, of a truly magnificent species.


  1. What seemed that cool to come. These cranes in the wild against
    Superb David!

  2. Gee, I have the same problem to get close to these!
    Nevertheless, their observation is still quite exiting!
    Enjoy your WE!