We’d never seen a Sandhill Crane before this year, and now suddenly they seem to be everywhere. Maybe we’re just in the right place at the right time, but whatever the reason, it’s always a good thing when you see Sandhill Cranes.
After church on Sunday, I wandered down to Old Mission and spotted these two Sandhill Cranes in the orchard off Brinkman Road. It’s a popular hangout for geese, but I’d never seen cranes there before, although I’ve heard about sightings from some of the Old Mission villagers.
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It’s probably the lighting, but these cranes seem lighter and more gray than the ones we saw on Martha Jamieson’s farm earlier this year. You know, that time I fell out of the car in my excitement. That crane definitely had more of a brown tint than these cranes on Brinkman Road.
We also spotted some Sandhill Cranes near Kingsley when we stopped out to the Red Dresser Barn Market in June.
Here are a few more photos of the Brinkman Road Sandhill Cranes I saw on Sunday.