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Sandhill Cranes on Autumn Migration

Flora and Fauna Friday: Sandhill Crane

Another unusual Flora and Fauna Friday post this week. A line of Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) flying to roost at sunset.

Photographed at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s. At the time the Quill Lakes region was a major staging area for Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes on autumn migration.

Apparently the water levels in the lakes is up massively since I was last there. I don’t know how that has affected the birds on autumn migration.

10 replies on “Sandhill Cranes on Autumn Migration”

I always love hearing migrating flocks of them. They are so loud, and yet you really have to look hard to find them as they are often so high they are barely visible. Very nice capture you have of the birds and the sky too.

Thanks, glad you liked it. Sandhill Cranes can be loud but not as loud as thousands of Snow Geese taking flight which is another common sight and sound on autumn migration.

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