Birds of Canada: More About the Sandhill Crane

Sandills at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

This image is © Copyright Malu Couttolenc Photography – All Rights Reserved.

I wrote about these beautiful birds before. I like them so much that I made a new post for them.
There are two resident sandhill cranes at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Canada; but many others fly in between late summer and the beginning of winter.
Sandhill  cranes are up to 1.5m high with a 2m wingspan. The patch on their forehead is what makes them apart from other similar birds.
In this image you can take a glance of the chick behind. Colts or chicks stay with their parents until they are about 10 months old when they fly to join other cranes.

  • Camera: NIKON D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/800
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Focal Length: 300 mm
  • Exposure program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.

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