Taking a break from the Brazil photo project, I went with friends yesterday to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Indiana to witness the annual fall Sandhill Crane migration/gathering at their staging area. Reports were of 28,000 birds present yesterday. I don’t know how you count 28,000 birds, but there were an awful lot.
The weather was an additional perk this year: unlike previous visits, I could stand outside and watch the entire dusk display without feeling any pressure to run back to a warm vehicle. Memories of this event in previous years always conjures up visions of dealing with extreme cold. But yesterday it was almost 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It seemed almost sacrilege to be so comfortable.
It was cloudy but hard to complain. I think the cranes were enjoying the mild temperatures too.
I like the first photo very much! Good series Lisa! 🙂
Thanks, H.J.! The light was leaving quickly after we got there…
Thanks for posting this, Lisa. Reminds me of our visit to the Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico, where we visited and saw the Sandhill Cranes there.
Bosque is a lot prettier. There were only a few cranes left when I was there last February, if I remember correctly. Another reason to go back to NM…
Lisa: wow. No moving pictures and sound? -Peggy Byrne
Well yes I shot a few videos but I haven’t managed yet to get them on the desktop which has the editing software which I’m not very good at either. I’ll post a link eventually. Thanks for reminding me.