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.

Birds of Canada: Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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

One of my favorite places to visit around Vancouver is the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, B.C.
This beautiful sanctuary is dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the waterfowl and wetlands in British Columbia.
Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts will find endless opportunities to watch and photograph all kinds of beautiful birds in their natural habitat.

There are two resident sandhill cranes at the sanctuary. I had photographed them before,  but this time they had a chick, also called colt, so it was kind of hard getting close to them because they could become aggressive.

I wanted to get a good close up to them. The camera settings for this image were as follows:

  • Camera: NIKON D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/800
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Focal Length: 270 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.