These 3 Sandhill Cranes Got up and flying first out of a large flock headed south for the winter. My guess is that it is the parents with their young of the year chick, called a colt, in this image. I love Sandhill Cranes and love to photograph and just watch them. They say they were here when the dinosaurs were wandering the planet! Wow! These were photographed by Zittau, Wisconsin.