Photo by BarrytheBirder
Admittedly, these Sandhill Cranes were a fair distance from me, but I was thrilled to get the picture anyway. They were gleaning leftover seeds from the recent harvest of a field, several kilometres north-east of Orangeville, Ontario. At their tallest (48"), they are almost as tall as Whooping Cranes. I decided immediately to re-visit this area, and search out the Luther Marsh area in particular to search for large and small cranes and egrets as well as shorebirds. Hopefully I'll have some pictures to show soon.