Sandhill Cranes

There are lots of sandhill cranes throughout Canada and especially in the Northwest Territories.

Elegant and graceful, they arrive in late spring to mate and raise their young. They mate for life and usually have two eggs each spring. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that both chicks will survive to adulthood. The male is readily identifiable through his distinctive red forehead patch.

Happy Tuesday.

21 thoughts on “Sandhill Cranes”

          1. It was so long ago when I saw this crane dance. I wasn’t into cameras much then, but it would be priceless to have that same opportunity now, with a camera.

    1. They must love that! These two were exploring an area next to a road (sandhills seem to like foraging next to roads as I’ve seen them do this many times before) for tasty bits.

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