Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sandhill Cranes

Pair of Sandhill Cranes at the boat landing
One of the tallest birds around Perrot State Park, the Sandhill Crane makes it's appearance in early spring. A welcome loud rattling Kar-r-r-o-o-o announces their arrival returning to nest in the Trempealeau Bay.

Cranes feeding on vegetation, insects, etc.

Paddling the Voyageurs canoe trail you may catch a glimpse of the fluffy orange off-spring in the next month as they hatch.

Out for a walk on the River Trail

Young Sandhill will stay with their parents for up to 10 months accompanying them on their migratory path to the southern US.

1 comment:

  1. These birds are so majestic but I agree...their call is not as beautiful as they are.