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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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Mixed Flock?

A mixed flock occurs when members of different species feed or live together. This behavior usually is more prevalent outside the breeding season. For example, Leonard and I often see warblers, chickadees, nuthatches, kinglets and/or woodpeckers feeding or moving together … Continue reading

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Interesting Composition

During this “stay-at-home” period Leonard and I hike in Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc/Lassen Counties CA) almost every day. Winter birds are leaving, summer residents are arriving and the year-round fauna continue to delight. Because of cold temperatures spring is … Continue reading

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Earliest Ever

It was cold and drizzly this morning when Leonard and I went on our daily hike. We could hear coyotes singing on the nearby butte and several formations of swans flew overhead. Before long the sun peeked out revealing a … Continue reading

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Finally!

With the arrival of February Leonard and I begin to listen and watch for the sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis). Usually we hear the far-carrying, loud, guttural bugling of the cranes before we see them. So far this year February has … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes Arrive

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Each February Leonard and I anxiously await the return of the sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis). Their arrival signals that despite cold temperatures, howling North winds and even snow, spring IS not too far away. We love to listen to their … Continue reading

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Migrating Sandhill Cranes

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Except for three subspecies resident to Mississippi, Florida and Cuba, sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) migrate between southern United States and northern Mexico in the winter and northern North America in the summer. Sandhill cranes usually live in pairs or small … Continue reading

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