I'm On A Bird Kick... Sandhill Cranes
December 30, 2015 8:29am CST
I know in some parts of the country Sandhill Cranes are quite common. But in Illinois they are not. We have tons of Great Blue Herons but the Sandhill Cranes are less common and harder to spot. They are very shy. And they are a huge bird. This photo was taken on a lake in Indiana I was fishing. This is my one and only shot of Sandhill Cranes. I have hundreds of photos of the Great Blue Heron one of the Sandhill Crane. That will give you an idea how rare they are in Illinois. I was thrilled when I actually got to see and photograph some. These two were feeding and we were pretty far away. Glad my camera has a fairly good zoom.
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• Salina, Kansas
30 Dec 15
That's a awesome picture. The lake I go to doesn't have many birds. I hope to go to different lakes this summer though and maybe see different birds and other things. We have a lake that is known for eagles that I've been to a couple times
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 15
I think it was a sand hill crane that I see here in Idaho. Every once in awhile I see one down by a stream when we are traveling some where. Very illusive and shy. You don't see them very often. I usually see them by themselves.
• United States
30 Dec 15
It is such a treat to see large birds in the wild like that. I've never seen these in the wild, but I did see two Great Blue Herons. It's so different than seeing them in a zoo or wildlife preserve. Your picture is incredible.