Sandhill Crane Migration

I have two that come for the sushi bar (aka: the goldfish in my pond) and I’ve NEVER been able to be quiet enough or quick enough to get a photo.

This afternoon, we packed a picnic dinner and headed to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife area today to see the yearly Sandhill Cranes migration. J-P has a wonderful observation deck and WOW!!!

I absolutely adore Sandhill cranes (and Blue Herons) and have never seen so many in my life. I was told that there’d be more than four or five thousand birds a little later in the season. I must go back!

Here’s the field when we first got there.

And the same field right before we left, just after the sun set.

Aren’t they amazing??

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7 thoughts on “Sandhill Crane Migration”

  1. I’ve heard that November is a great time to see them out there. We always “intend” to go, but most of the time, the weather is uncooperative (imagine that!)

    They are simply beautiful!

  2. Thanks everyone!

    I AM going back in November. And hopefully at least once a year after! It is spectacular–to say the least!

  3. That's unbelievable. I've never seen so many in one place! When lived on a small pond in Crown Point and had regular crane visitors.


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