Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sandhill Cranes at Jasper-Pulaski

Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area in Northwestern Indiana provides an ideal stopover for migratory birds. More than 10,000 sandhill cranes stop during fall migration. My friend and I had the opportunity to visit the cranes last weekend, on Saturday November 10, 2007.

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Originally uploaded by jward199

Deer and Cranes

Deer grazed around the edges of the pasture while cranes foraged in the corn fields and pasture.

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Feet Down, Coming in For a Landing

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Sandhill Crane Silhouettes Filled the Skies

Cranes filled the evening sky as they flew into the pasture from all directions for their nightly social....

Sandhill Cranes in the Setting Sun

They began to do a little dance as the sun went down!

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Originally uploaded by jward199

Sandhill Cranes at Sunset

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Flying in by the thousands.

Sandhill Crane Silhouette

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Fall Wooly Worm

Ed took this photo of an orange wooly worm at Cooper Park a couple of weeks ago.

Originally uploaded by Ed Kinsel