Sandhill Cranes Active Again


Sandhill Cranes nest on the ground and when nesting they get very quiet.  When the nestlings first hatch these big birds don’t stray far from the nest.  Yesterday, very early in the morning, I could hear Sandhill Cranes calling.  They are very vocal and can be heard for miles.


I also saw them take flight for the first time since their eggs hatched.  My conclusion is the young must be old enough to defend themselves so the parents can demonstrate to the young what these birds do.  Make noise and fly.  I found a you tube video that will let you hear them.

Today is the last chance I’ll have for fawn pictures until Thursday.

7 Responses to “Sandhill Cranes Active Again”

  1. May 28, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I love cranes even if we don’t have them here…
    Your phots are awesome!!!
    Great. Can you post more? Well, only if you don’t have a strategy on posting photos.

  2. 2 Randy Roberts
    May 28, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Can do…and thank you for the compliment.

  3. 4 narhvalur
    May 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Our Common Cranes ( Grus grus) are also vey vocal, heard them too yesterday morning, a mighty sound , you are in another century , I like that…

  4. 5 Randy Roberts
    May 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Glad you enjoyed this.

  5. May 29, 2012 at 4:45 am

    beautiful photos randy, and i loved the video of the cranes calling, they have such a distinctive voice!

  6. 7 Randy Roberts
    May 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Thank you for the compliment. I can’t take credit for the video. I found that on You Tube and used it so my overseas friends could hear what they sound like.

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