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Sandhills

The sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis) are back in Big Valley – one of the first signs of spring. Why are they called Sandhill cranes? In north central Nebraska there is a large area of sand dunes stabilized by grass. It … Continue reading

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Leucistic Sandhill Crane

Last spring Leonard and I discovered a partially leucistic Canada goose at Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Lassen County CA). Last weekend, much to our surprise, we found another partially leucistic bird, this time a sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis). This rare … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Chicks

Sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis) chicks are hatching and can occasionally be seen following their parents amid marsh vegetation. It is always exciting to see these little cinnamon-colored youngsters. Sandhill crane chicks can leave the nest in about eight hours after … Continue reading

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Nesting Sandhill Cranes

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While hiking along the Eagle Pole Trail in Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Lassen County CA) a sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis) began distraction maneuvers in the grassland to one side of the trail. I snapped a couple pictures and then, believing … Continue reading

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Unusual Behavior

Already this year I did several sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis) posts. Although I do not like to repeat a species too often, a sandhill crane recently exhibited unusual behavior that has us wondering. Leonard and I were hiking in Ash … Continue reading

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