Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sandhill Cranes at Pineview Reservoir


The wetland around Pineview Reservoir is full of surprises and opportunities.  This morning I had two opportunities;  I could walk to the dead tree where a few days ago I saw the flock of Turkey Vultures and to photograph a Red-tailed Hawk who was perching on the tree.

Or I could cross the wet field and walk toward two Sandhill Cranes hoping that they would not fly away upon my approach. I chose Sandhill Cranes.

Walking across the wetland isn't fun at all, there is underground water and many shallow streams but you are surrounded by wild flowers, butterflies and birds and you breath this beauty and become part of it.
Generally, life is good!


  1. Beautiful bird with warm colours.
    Has it bred in this area?

    1. Sandhill cranes usually breed in Alaska or Northern Canada.

  2. Песчаные журавли такие изящные...

  3. Hello Kaya,
    What a good shots.
    So fantastic how you have photograph these wonderful cranes. That must give you good feelings to see them in the wild.
    My compliments!!

    Greetings, Marco

  4. No se como sería el halcón de cola roja pero la grulla te ha quedado perfecta. Que suerte tienes de tener cerca un lugar tan lleno de fauna que hasta te puedes permitir el lujo de elegir que especie fotografiar.
    Un abrazo y cuídate.

  5. Это просто чудо! Какие краски! Спасибо за удовольствие!

  6. Очень симатичная птица! По настоящему наслаждаюсь твоим видением пернатого чуда!) Благдарю!