An elegant bird of open habitats such as prairies, meadows, tundra, and agricultural fields, Sandhill Cranes gathers in spectacularly large flocks at traditional locations across the continent’s interior during the non-breeding season.
Stands with body horizontal, picking grain, seed, fruit, insects, and small vertebrates from the surface of wetlands or farm fields.
VOICE call is a loud, trumpeting gar_oo-oo, delivered frequently and intensely durring courtship displays
I am aware that these are not “high quality” but it was such a thrill to see this in person that I wanted to share just a piece of what I had experienced! Remember I was using my P&S Canon sx10is. Could only get so close…..So please don’t be upset with me that I uploaded this pic, it was such an experience!